Title

Human Rights in Africa: The Record, the Charter, and the Priorities

Department

History & Philosophy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

Although the Organization of African Unity adopted a human rights charter in 1981, widespread serious human rights abuses continued. The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights established by the charter gathers information and makes recommendations to governments but lacks autonomy and was not given the power to enforce its decisions.

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