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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights: The System in Practice 1986–2006 2nd ed isbn 9780521883993

The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights


ISBN13: 9780521802079
ISBN: 0521802075
New Edition ISBN: 9780521883993
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: Uk
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights came into force in 1986, and is in many ways unique, lacking as it does a precedent elsewhere. However, little scholarship exists analysing it as an operational system in practice. Collaborators to this volume include a range of experts, many of whom have been actively involved in the implementation of the Charter - commissioners, NGOs and academics.

The volume, then, is more than just a descriptive or theoretical work, providing instead a detailed evaluation of the Charter as a mechanism for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa. Chapters cover the Charter's reporting system, the interpretation of different rights by the Commission, the prospects for the African Court on Human and People's Rights and the role of NGOs. This authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date book will interest lawyers acting for government and non-governmental organizations, as well as academics and postgraduates.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Preface
1. Future trends in human rights in Africa: the increased role of the OAU G. Naldi
2. The reporting mechanism of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights M. Evans and R. Murray
3. Admissibility under the African Charter F. Viljoen
4. Evidence and fact-finding by the African Commission R. Murray
5. Civil and political rights in the African Charter C. Heyns
6. Implementing economic, social and cultural rights under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights C. Odinkalu
7. The challenge of culture for human rights in Africa: the African Charter in a comparative context B. Pityana
8. Non-governmental organisations in the African system A. Motala
9. The special rapporteurs in the African system M. Evans and R. Murray
10. The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights J. Harrington
11. The promotional role of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights E. V. O. Dankwa
Bibliography
Index.