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International Human Rights Law in Africa

Frans Viljoen


This book provides an overview of human rights law in Africa. It examines the institutions, norms, and processes for human rights realisation provided for under the United Nations system, the African Union, and sub-regional economic communities in Africa, and explores their relationship with the national legal systems of African states. Since the establishment of the African Union in 2001, there has been a proliferation of regional institutions that are relevant to human rights in Africa. These include the Pan African Parliament, the Peace and Security Council, the Economic, Social and Cultura ... More

Keywords: human rights law, Africa, United Nations, African Union, poverty, African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, children's rights, disabilities, human rights, case law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199645589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199645589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frans Viljoen, author
Professor of International Human Rights Law and Director of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa