The African Human Rights System: Origin and Evolution

The African Human Rights System: Origin and Evolution

by K. Kufuor


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The African Human Rights System: Origin and Evolution by K. Kufuor

In this study, Kofi Oteng Kufuor challenges the previous scholarship on the origins of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. He applies economic and social theory to the African Commission's dynamic treaty interpretation and to the Commission's strategic manipulation of the Rules of Procedure to strengthen the African human rights system. This volume also focuses on the proliferation of human rights law across the continent and the penetration of the system's norms into the domestic jurisdiction of African countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230605053
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kofi Oteng Kufuor is Professor of Law at the University of East London. He has also been an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, Chatham House and Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at Cambridge University. He is the author of The Institutional Transformation of the Economic Community of West African States (2006) and World Trade Governance and Developing Countries: The GATT/WTO Code Committee System (2004).

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