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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 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 Charter's reporting system, the interpretation of different rights by the Commission, the prospects for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the role of NGOs. This authoritative and comprehensive volume will interest lawyers acting for government and non-governmental organisations, as well as academics and postgraduates.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521883993
ISBN-10: 0521883997
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 536
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Malcolm Evans

Malcolm Evans OBE is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. Rachel Murray is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Bristol.