A critical perspective of the African Court and Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in their monitoring, triggering and cajoling the implementation of their decisions.

Drawing on a paper with Sandoval and Leach (JHRP 2020), this presentation explores the roles the African Court and Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights have played as they have attempted to improve the implementation rate of their decisions. Resource limitations, concerns with interference in their independence by political organs and tensions in relationships have hampered progress.