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The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

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ISBN13: 9789041101303
ISBN: 9041101306
Published: April 1996
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Paperback
Price: £117.00

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This study is a description and analysis of the work of the African Commission on human and peoples' rights. Its aim is to make the African Commission accessible, and it therefore emphasizes the practical rather than the theoretical aspects of the work of the Commission. Readers should gain insight into the structure and mandate of the Commission, the procedures for examining complaints, and the State reporting procedure. A significant portion of the book addresses how the African Commission has dealt with actual cases alleging violation of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Charter. The information and analysis provided should benefit NGOs, individuals and human rights lawyers in their efforts to use the African human rights machinery to promote and protect human rights, and will, it is hoped, inspire academics and researchers to take up the theoretical issues highlighted, and develop them further. It is to be hoped that making the work of the African Commission accessible will increase the effectiveness of the African human rights system.

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1. Introduction.
2. Structure and Mandate of the African Commission.
3. The Procedures for Examining Individual and NGO Complaints.
4. The State Reporting Procedure.
5. Analysis of the Substantive Provisions.
6. Conclusions. Appendices: Text of the African Charter; Rules of Procedure Pertaining to NGOs; Forms on How to File a Complaint with the African Commission; Useful Addresses.