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Human Rights in Africa : From the OAU to the African Union - Rachel Murray

Human Rights in Africa

From the OAU to the African Union

Hardcover Published: 10th January 2005
ISBN: 9780521839174
Number Of Pages: 360

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This work examines the role of the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union, and how it has dealt with human rights since its inception in 1963. It considers the role of its main institutions both under the OAU and its transformation recently into the African Union. The book is divided into chapters examining various themes including the rights of women, the rights of the child, the concept of democracy and the right to development. Written by a leading human rights scholar, this book is essential reading for lawyers acting for African states, and for foreign governments and NGOs active in Africa, as well as being of interest to international and comparative human rights scholars.

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'Being mainly descriptive analyses of African human rights regionalism ... Murray's book, in particular, provides sufficiently researched material for anyone interested in getting an updated picture of ... the place of human rights in regional political institutions.' Leiden Journal of International Law
"Human Rights in Africa is an important and worthy addition to the currently sparse but growing literature on the institutions concerned with the promotion and protection of human rights on the African continent. The book is excellent. It is a must read for anyone concerned with the role that African international institutions have played and can play in the struggle for human rights." Obiora Chinedu Okafor, York University, African Studies Review

List of abbreviations
Historical overview of human rights in the OAU/AU
The relationship between the OAU/AU and the African Commission on human and peoples' rights
The link between human rights and democracy
The relationship between conflict and human rights
Women and the OAU/AU
Children's rights in the OAU/AU
Refugees and human rights
Development, NEPAD and human rights
Charter of the Organization of African Unity
Constitutive Act of the African Union
African Charter on human and peoples' rights
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ISBN: 9780521839174
ISBN-10: 0521839173
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 10th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.7