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Regional and sub-regional platforms for vindicating human rights in Africa

Regional and sub-regional platforms for vindicating human rights in Africa

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Published by Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists in Nairobi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesJudiciary watch report
Statementedited by, George Mukundi Wachira.
SeriesJudiciary watch series -- no. 6
ContributionsWachira, George Mukundi., International Commission of Jurists (1952- ). Kenya Section.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 108 p. ;
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16845170M
LC Control Number2008349329

  Her book, Human Rights for the 21st Century: Sovereignty, Civil Society, Culture, highlighted the success of sub-regional organizations in using their economic, political, and security cooperation as a platform to pursue human rights issues. - UN meets in Livingstone from 11 to 13 June to discuss strengthening Intra-UN collaboration through the Sub-Regional coordination Mechanism (SRCM) for Eastern and Southern Africa under the theme.

  The Right to Development in the African Human Rights System book. The Right to Development in the African Human Rights System. DOI link for The Right to Development in the African Human Rights System. The Right to Development in the African Human Rights System book. By Serges Djoyou Kamga. More recently, regional initiatives have mushroomed, such as the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), a legal body that brings together “lawyers and researchers working on defending Freedom of Expression in Egypt and the Arab world, especially Freedom of the Press as a gateway to empower and give access to the rest of human.

Africa on its Own: Regional Intervention and Human Rights By Binaifer Nowrojee1 Despite the continued gloomy reality of much reporting from Africa, the current moment is in fact one of hope for the continent. Though a quarter of Africa’s countries were affected by conflict in , several long-running wars have recently ended. ”The commitment to human rights and the primacy of law is one of the keys for the very success of the fight against terrorism” Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Berlin - 27 August Human rights Violations in Sub-Saharan African Countries in the Name of Counter-Terrorism: A High Risks Situation.


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Regional and sub-regional platforms for vindicating human rights in Africa Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the African Union. Africa's Regional Economic Communities (RECs) include eight sub regional bodies which are the building blocks of the African.

was the beginning of a new era in the field of human rights in Africa.1 It entered into force on 21 Octoberand as of 29 April had 53 States parties.

Although strongly inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the two International Covenants on human rights and the regional human rightsFile Size: KB. Against the background outlined above this contribution undertakes a mostly descriptive analysis of the major human rights events that took place within the most human rights-active sub-regional bodies in Africa in Although limited, non-juridical human rights activities continue in the SADC framework.

Africa: States frustrate continental rights bodies’ efforts to uphold human rights. African rights bodies are frustrated at every turn by the lack of cooperation and support from African Union.

The pan-African developmental regional integration agenda has to do with regional integration for the political unification of Africa. In the main, people-to-people relations should be prioritised. Human rights in Africa are under the magnifying instrument of regional and sub regional components.

The regional instrument is under the protection of the African Union (AU), in which human rights go under the investigation of the African Court on. The AU’s passive attitude towards human rights abuses in Zimbabwe is an indictment of the organization.

Without a morally respons ible and proactive AU the achievement of human security in Africa will remain a dream. Protecting Human Security in Africa is a book of great scope, depth, and variety.

It is informative and consistently interesting. • Supporting and facilitating the African women’s movement to develop and use sub-regional, continental and global policy frameworks in advocacy for the full realization of the human rights for African women and girls – specifically on economic justice issues.

The development of this mandate for the sub-regional courts is necessitated by the emerging prominence of human rights in the business of RECs. But, its interpretation and implementation has extensive ramifications for the advancement of human rights in Africa; the harmonisation of human rights standard in the region and for the unity and.

Busia, N. A., ‘The Status of Human Rights in Pre-Colonial Africa: Implications for Contemporary Practices’, in E. McCarthy-Arnolds, D. Penna and D. Cruz Sobrepeña (eds.), Africa, Human Rights, and the Global System.

The Political Economy of Human Rights in a changing world (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, ) – SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Judiciary Watch Report Vol. 6 Regional and Sub-Regional Platforms for Vindicating Human Rights in Africa, Pub.: George Mukundi Wachi-ra, The Kenyan Section of the Inter-national Commission of Jurists and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Nairobi, In this collected volume of the Judiciary Watch Series.

E Aukot, ‘The Future of Regional Courts in Redressing Human Rights Violations: Is the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights a Plus?’ in Wachira (ed) () Regional and Sub-regional platforms for vindicating human rights in Africa Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

In some ways, the year was a significant watershed for sub-regional human rights work in Africa. While advancements were recorded in some sectors, in others less than impressive events occurred that potentially threaten the continued existence of sub-regional loci for human rights realisation.

This contribution sets out and undertakes a. 2 For a collection of the primary material dealing with human rights law in Africa on the United Nations, regional, sub-regional and domestic levels of all the countries of Africa, see C.

H EYNS (ed.): Human Rights Law in Africa, See also C. H EYNS (ed.): Compendium of key human rights docu-ments of the African Union, 6 See ST Ebobrah ‘Human rights developments in African sub-regional economic communities during ’ () 11 African Human Rights Law Journal for a brief introduction of the nature of the EAC human rights regime.

AFRICAN SUB-REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMUNITIES DURING 6/21/12 PM. of human rights in a decolonised and free Africa.3 The AU Two important developments extended and deepened Africa’s commitment to human rights, democracy, governance and development.

The firstwas the adoption of the African Union’s Constitutive Act, which reaffirmsAfrica’s commitment to promote and protect human rights. The book then goes onto explore the RTD at the regional level including through the jurisprudence of the African Commission and the African Court on Human Rights, at the sub-regional level including in sub-regional courts and tribunals, at the national levels through case studies and through the African Union governance institutions.

Engendering sub-regional integration in West Africa: A policy analysis Conference Paper in AIP Conference Proceedings (1) July with 15 Reads How we measure 'reads'. own African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the human rights situation on the African continent is decidedly bleak.

Indeed, achieving genuine respect for human rights may constitute the greatest challenge facing Africans in the new millennium. In June UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor expressed his deep concern ov er.

The International Association of Women Judges organizes its membership along five different regional divisions: Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East and North Africa; and North America.

Every other year, a member association in the region hosts a regional conference. These conferences take place on the off years between the IAWJ’s. Abstract. This contribution first introduces the main legal instruments relevant to the continental protection of human rights in Africa, then discusses the norms recognised (individual and peoples' rights, duties, etc) and thereafter turns to the regional institutional structures set .Sub-Saharan African region news, resources and funding for global health researchers NIH supports a diverse mix of research projects in sub-Saharan Africa with significant activities in approximately 20 African countries.The UN Human Rights chief also addressed the issue of elections in Africa observing that this year at least 15 countries are scheduled to go to the polls.

She went into detail explaining the electoral monitoring work done by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which is present in 24 African .