The African Union and Human Rights

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218585
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696107 | DOI:
The African Union and Human Rights

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This chapter discusses the legislative, executive, and quasi-judicial and judicial functions of the African Union's (AU) bodies. It considers their human rights mandate and the possible integration between them. Although the activities of AU organs and bodies do not always fit neatly into one of the four ‘branches’, this division is used to emphasize the decentralized nature of authority under the AU – even though it is mostly still in its infancy.

Keywords: African Union; human rights; mandate; AU organs

Chapter.  28336 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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