In trying to give a holistic dimension to the promotion and protection of human rights on the African continent, regional judicial bodies (mechanisms) were put in place. There purpose is to provide an alternative avenue for victim of human rights violations, who were not availed with effective and/or accessible domestic remedies. These regional judicial bodies that exist give due recognition to the domestic judicial bodies. Regardless, they have the utmost capacity to preside over issues relating to human rights violation on the continent.
Please find below a list of the main mechanisms within the African Continent.