SYLVAIN ORÉ is president of the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights (the African Court).
After obtaining a Master of Laws and a Certificate of Professional Aptitude of Lawyers (CAPA) from the University of Abidjan-Cocody, he was called to the Bar Association of Côte d'Ivoire.
He also holds a Certificate of Higher Specialized Studies (DESS) in human rights awarded jointly by the University of Abidjan-Cocody and the Human Rights Institute of Dignity of the Center for Research and Action for Peace, Abidjan, as well as a Diploma in Economic Rights, Social and Cultural Studies of the Henry Dunant University College, in Geneva, Switzerland.
He was awarded the competition for eloquence of lawyers organized by the Bar Association of Côte d'Ivoire in 2001, after which he obtained the prestigious title of "Secretary of the Conference".
As part of the ongoing training, Judge Oré participated in several high-level programs, particularly in the areas of human rights litigation (Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, Abuja, Nigeria), international human rights law (Institute International Human Rights, Strasbourg, France, and international law of the sea (International Foundation for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, Germany).
He is the author of a Doctoral Thesis on "Protection of Human Rights by the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)" and is currently working on a doctoral thesis at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon, Sorbonne on the perspectives of complementarity and competition between the African Court and the Court of Justice of the Community, ECOWAS, in the field of the protection of human rights in Africa.
Judge Oré has participated in academic activities; and in that sense, he teaches courses and lectures on a wide variety of human rights issues, as was the case at the Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy; Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Punjab, India; and the International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
In the same context, he participates as a keynote speaker or trainer of various initiatives on issues related, inter alia, to international justice in Africa, the rule of law and transitional justice, the right to an effective remedy, the jurisprudence of rights human rights in Africa and in regional and international mechanisms for the protection of human rights.