The Fight for Human Rights in Africa: Perspectives on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights page – 1

Rights & Democracy

Table of Contents (detailed)




– Michael Wodzicki

  • The African Human Rights System
  • International Stakeholders—Rights & Democracy
  • Conclusion

Chapter 1 – The African System Of Human Rights: Institutional Mechanisms And Their Interconnections

– Ndiaga Loum

  • The Content of the Charter
  • The African Commission: The First Mechanism for Monitoring the Application of the Charter
  • Complementary Mechanism: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Chapter 2 – The African Human Rights System: Comparison, Context, and Opportunities for Future Growth

Sybil Sakle Thompson

  • The Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter)
  • The African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)
  • The African Court for Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • The African Union (AU)
  • Conclusion

Chapter 3 – Women’s Rights in the African System: Progress and Challenges

Valérie Couillard

  • Women’s Rights in Africa Are Human Rights
  • Development in Women’s Rights in the African system
  • The challenges of legal pluralism and lack of rights awareness

Chapter 4 – The Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Expression in Africa: What Role for the Regional Special Mechanism?

Kim Turcotte

  • Legal Framework
  • Freedom of expression and the African Commission
  • Special Rapporteur on Freedom of expression and Access to Information in Africa
  • The Special Rapporteur and the Question of elections in Africa
  • Conclusion

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