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The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights : The System in Practice 1986-2006 - Malcolm Evans

The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

The System in Practice 1986-2006

By: Malcolm Evans (Editor), Rachel Murray (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2008
ISBN: 9780521883993
Number Of Pages: 536

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The African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights came into force in 1986, and is unique in that it lacks a precedent. However, little scholarship exists analysing it as an operational system in practice. The success of the first edition of this book has led to this updated second edition. Contributors include experts who have been actively involved in the implementation of the Charter - commissioners, NGOs and academics. Offering a detailed evaluation of the Charter as a mechanism for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa, the contributions cover the Charter's reporting system, the interpretation of different rights by the Commission, the prospects for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the role of NGOs. This authoritative and comprehensive volume will interest lawyers acting for government and non-governmental organisations, as well as academics and postgraduates.

Introduction: the African Charter and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
The African Union and the regional human rights system
The reporting mechanism of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Communications under the African Charter: procedure and admissibility
Evidence and fact finding by the African Commission
Civil and political rights in the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights: Articles 1-7
Civil and political rights in the African Charter: Articles 8-14
Group rights
The role of non-governmental organisations and national human rights institutions at the African Commission
A view from inside: the role of the Secretariat
The special rapporteurs in the African system
Working groups of the African Commission and their role in developing the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Creation of a new Court of Justice and Human Rights
Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa
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ISBN: 9780521883993
ISBN-10: 0521883997
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised