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International Human Rights Law in Africa 2nd ed isbn 9780199645596

International Human Rights Law in Africa

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ISBN13: 9780199218585
New Edition ISBN: 9780199645596
Published: July 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Since the establishment of the African Union in 2001, there has been a proliferation of regional institutions that are relevant to human rights in Africa. These include the Pan African Parliament, the Peace and Security Council, the Economic, Social and Cultural Council and the African Peer Review Mechanism of the New Partnership for Africa's Development. This book discusses the links between these institutions, and 20 years jurisprudence stemming from the entry into force on 21st October 1986 of the major African human rights instrument, the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

This book attempts to provide a comprehensive analytical overview of human rights in Africa, dealing particularly with the regional system of human rights protection. Four themes are followed throughout the book, these are: the principle of uti possidetis, the tensions in the modern post-colonial African state; poverty; and the interrelationship between national and international human rights protection. The analysis is intended to be comprehensive yet concise, analytically critical yet accessible, and a combination of both theoretical and practical aspects.

  • It is 20 years since the African Charter came into force, making this a timely resume of the current situation, institutions, and policy
  • Examines issues of modern post-colonial statehood and national identity
  • Analyses the complex and topical issue of the interaction between national and supranational legal regimes
  • Combines theoretical perspectives with state practice
  • Comprehensive coverage, looking at international, regional, and national human rights instruments

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Table of Contents
Table of Treaties and Legislation
A Background
1. Background to international human rights law
B The Global Level
2. The United Nations Charter based human rights system and Africa
3. The UN treaty-based human rights system and Africa
C The Regional Level
4. The African regional architecture and human rights
5. African Union and human rights
6. Substantive human rights norms in the African regional system
7. The composition, seat and functioning of the African Commission
8. The African Commission's protective mandate
9. The African Commission's promotional mandate
10. The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
D The Sub-Regional Level
11. The realisation of human rights in Africa through subregional institutions
E The National Level
12. Domestication of international human rights law
13. Justiciability of socio-economic rights at the domestic level
14. The lack of a human rights-based approach to HIV and AIDS
F Conclusion
15. Conclusions