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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights The System in Practice 1986-2006

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ISBN-10: 0521883997

ISBN-13: 9780521883993

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Malcolm Evans, Rachel Murray

List price: $144.00
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The African Charter of Human and Peoples Rights came into force in 1986, and is unique in that it lacks a precedent. However, little scholarship exists analysing it as an operational system in practice. The success of the first edition of this book has led to this updated second edition. Contributors include experts who have been actively involved in the implementation of the Charter commissioners, NGOs and academics. Offering a detailed evaluation of the Charter as a mechanism for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa, the contributions cover the Charters reporting system, the interpretation of different rights by the Commission, the prospects for the African Court on…    
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Book details

List price: $144.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 536
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.200
Language: English

Panos Koutrakos is Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Chair in European Law at the University of Bristol.Malcolm Evans is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol.

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

Introduction: the African Charter and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
The African Union and the regional human rights system
The reporting mechanism of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Communications under the African Charter: procedure and admissibility
Evidence and fact finding by the African Commission
Civil and political rights in the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights: Articles 1-7
Civil and political rights in the African Charter: Articles 8-14
Group rights
The role of non-governmental organisations and national human rights institutions at the African Commission
A view from inside: the role of the Secretariat
The special rapporteurs in the African system
Working groups of the African Commission and their role in developing the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Creation of a new Court of Justice and Human Rights
Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa