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The African human rights system : its laws, practice, and institutions

Author: Vincent Obisienunwo Orlu Nmehielle
Publisher: The Hague : New York : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ©2001.
Series: International studies in human rights, v. 69.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A treatment of the African human rights system in terms of its laws, practice, and institutions, analyzing normative instruments of the African system, the Charter of the Organization of the African  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Obisienunwo Orlu Nmehielle
ISBN: 9041117318 9789041117311
OCLC Number: 48508506
Description: xxx, 443 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Background to Human Rights in Africa. I. Human Rights in Pre-Colonial Africa. II. Human Rights in Colonial Africa. III. The United Nations and Human Rights. IV. Other Regional Human Rights Systems. V. The Organization of African Unity (OAU) and Human Rights --
Ch. 2. Normative Instruments of the African Human Rights System. I. The Charter of the OAU. II. The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. III. Rights Guaranteed under the Charter. IV. Other Human Rights Instruments. V. The Concept of Duty Versus Rights Under the African Charter. VI. Claw-back Clauses Under the Charter --
Ch. 3. Institutional Structure of the African Human System. I. The Organization of African Unity. II. The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. III. The Secretariat of the African Commission --
Ch. 4. Procedures of the African Commission. I. State Reporting. II. The Communications Procedure. III. Remedy Under the Charter --
Ch. 5. Reforming the African Human Rights System. I. Bases for Reform. II. The Debate on an African Court of Human Rights. III. The Making of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights --
Ch. 6. The Protocol on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights. I. Establishing the Court. II. Relationship Between the Court and the Commission. III. Jurisdiction and Access to the Court. IV. Applicable Law and Consideration of Cases. V. Organization of the Court. VI. Judicial and Sundry Empowerment of the Court. VII. Ratification, Entry into Force and Amendment of the Protocol --
Ch. 7. Non-Governmental Human Rights Organizations and the African Human Rights System. I. Status of NGOs Under the African Charter. II. NGOs and the African Commission. III. The Place of NGOs under the Protocol on the African Court. IV. NGOs and the Future of Human Rights in Africa. I. The Charter of the OAU --
II. The Constitutive Act of the African Union --
III. The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights --
IV. The Rules of Procedure of the African Commission --
V. The Protocol on the Establishment of an African Court for Human and Peoples' Rights.
Series Title: International studies in human rights, v. 69.
Responsibility: by Vincent O. Orlu Nmehielle.

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'[T]his volume is recommended for a variety of institutional purposes, including International Law, Human Rights, and any collection focusing on contemporary Africa.' ASIL Newsletter UN21 Interest Read more...

 
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