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The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights : A Commentary, Hardback Book

Description

The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) is the principle regional human rights treaty for the African continent.

Adopted in 1981, there is now a significant body of jurisprudence and interpretation by its African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the recently established African Court. This volume provides a comprehensive article-by-article legal analysis of the provisions of the Charter as it draws upon the documents adopted by the African Commission, including resolutions, case law, and concluding observations.

Where relevant, case law adopted by the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, and that of other sub-regional courts and tribunals and domestic courts in Africa, are also incorporated.

The book examines not only the substantive rights in the African Charter but also the work of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and provides a full examination of its mandate.

A critical analysis of each of the provisions of the ACHPR is led principally by the jurisprudence and documentation of the African Commission and African Court.

The text also identifies the overall development of the ACHPR within the broader regional and international human rights legalarena.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional government policies
  • ISBN: 9780198810582

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