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Human Rights in Africa From the OAU to the African Union

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ISBN-10: 0521839173

ISBN-13: 9780521839174

Edition: 2004

Authors: Rachel Murray

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Description:

This work examines the role of the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union, and how it has dealt with human rights since its inception in 1963. It considers the role of its main institutions both under the OAU and its transformation recently into the African Union. The book is divided into chapters examining various themes including the rights of women, the rights of the child, the concept of democracy and the right to development. Written by a leading human rights scholar, this book is essential reading for lawyers acting for African states, and for foreign governments and NGOs active in Africa, as well as being of interest to international and comparative human rights scholars.
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/9/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Rachel Murray is Professor of International Human Rights Law in the Human Rights Implementation Centre at the Law School, University of Bristol.

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Historical overview of human rights in the OAU/AU
The relationship between the OAU/AU and the African Commission on human and peoples' rights
The link between human rights and democracy
The relationship between conflict and human rights
Women and the OAU/AU
Children's rights in the OAU/AU
Refugees and human rights
Development, NEPAD and human rights
Conclusion
Charter of the Organization of African Unity
Constitutive Act of the African Union
African Charter on human and peoples' rights
Bibliography
Index