International human rights law in Africa /

Viljoen, Frans.

International human rights law in Africa / Frans Viljoen. - 2nd ed. - Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012. - xxxvii, 622 p. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [573]-601) and index.

An introduction to international human rights law -- The role of United Nations organs and agencies in realizing human rights in Africa -- The United Nations treaty-based human rights system and Africa -- The African Union and human rights architecture -- Substantive human rights norms in the African regional system -- The African Commission : introduction and assessment -- The African Commission : protective mandate -- The African Commission : promotional mandate -- The African children's charter and children's rights committee -- The African Court on Human and Peoples' rights -- The realization of human rights in Africa through subregional institutions -- Domestic implementation of international human rights law in African States -- Conclusion.

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African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights.
African Union.
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

Human rights--Africa.
International agencies--Africa.

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