Human Rights in Africa: From the OAU to the African Union

Human Rights in Africa: From the OAU to the African Union

by Rachel Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521839173

ISBN-13: 9780521839174

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This work examines the role of the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union, and how it has dealt with human rights since its inception in 1963. It considers the role of its main institutions both under the OAU and its transformation into the African Union. The book is divided into chapters examining various themes including the rights of women, the rights…  See more details below

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This work examines the role of the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union, and how it has dealt with human rights since its inception in 1963. It considers the role of its main institutions both under the OAU and its transformation into the African Union. The book is divided into chapters examining various themes including the rights of women, the rights of the child, the concept of democracy and the right to development. Written by a leading human rights scholar, this book is essential reading for lawyers acting for African states, and for foreign governments and NGOs active in Africa, as well as being of interest to international and comparative human rights scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521839174
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Historical overview of human rights in the OAU/AU; 2. The relationship between the OAU/AU and the African Commission on human and peoples' rights; 3. The link between human rights and democracy; 4. The relationship between conflict and human rights; 5. Women and the OAU/AU; 6. Children's rights in the OAU/AU; 7. Refugees and human rights; 8. Development, NEPAD and human rights; 9. Conclusion; Appendix I. Charter of the Organization of African Unity; Appendix II. Constitutive Act of the African Union; Appendix III. African Charter on human and peoples' rights; Bibliography; Index.

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