Author: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Publisher: Hart Publishing
This work provides basic documents and less well-known material relating to the jurisprudence emanating from the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. Included are activity reports adopted by the Commission, resolutions, and final communiques from the sessions. This is the first attempt to reproduce the many documents of the Commission adopted since its inception in 1987. Murray teaches law at Queen's University-Belfast and is a member of the Human Rights Research Unit. Evans is professor of human rights at the University of Bristol. The book is distributed by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Fourteen years since its establishment,the work of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights has not received the attention that should have been paid to its important contributions towards the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa. The aim of this publication is to provide not only the basic documents, but also the less well known material related to the jurisprudence emanating from the consideration of communications. This volume therefore includes, amongst other material, the twelve activity reports adopted by the Commission, resolutions, and final communiqués from the sessions. This is the first attempt to reproduce comprehensively the many documents of the Commission adopted since its inception in 1987. It will be an essential reference for academics, students, and practitioners. The publication is produced in collaboration with the African Society for International and Comparative Law, the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria and Interights in London.
All key matters on human rights in Africa since the adoption of the African Charter in 1981 are impressively considered in the chapters of the present book. There are twenty one chapters on key human rights issues and themes in Africa, written by highly qualified human rights authors actively involved in the current teaching and practice of human rights, containing valuable insights and critical refl ections. The authors consider what has been achieved since 1981, and remains to be achieved and the prospects for the future of the African human rights system. The range of opinions and perspectives, combined with the authors’ critical analysis and expertise, make this book a unique and significant contribution to the African regional human rights system.
This comprehensive documentary supplement contains selected international human rights instruments, including: • United Nations Documents • Other United Nations Instruments • Regional Instruments • U.S. Reservations, Declarations, and Understandings • Selected U.S. Legislation This volume also contains a bibliography for research on international human rights law, including entries for: • Human Rights Instruments (compilations of, status of, and legislative history of) • Human Rights Case Law, Jurisprudence, Decisions, and Digests • Research Guides on the Major Human Rights Instruments • Refugee Law • Economic Issues • International Criminal Tribunals • Research Guides and Bibliographies • Book and Periodical Indexes • Electronic Sources
As this book shows, the People of the Congo have suffered throughout the past century from a particularly brutal experience of colonial rule, and a series of post-independence political conflicts. But as this insightful political history of the Congolese democratic movement of the 20th century decisively makes clear, its people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down. Instead, they have struggled both to establish democratic institutions at home and to free themselves from exploitations abroad.