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Substantive Human Rights Norms in the African Regional System

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218585
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696107 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218585.003.0006
Substantive Human Rights Norms in the African Regional System

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This chapter outlines the human rights and human rights-related instruments functioning under the aegis of the African Union (AU). The discussion starts with the principal instrument, the African Charter on Human and People's Rights (African Charter), and proceeds to sketch the framework for the protection of the rights of refugees, children, women, indigenous peoples, and the environment. Finally, the threats to rights posed by corruption, mercenaries, and terrorism are briefly examined.

Keywords: African Union; human rights; protection; African Charter; people's rights

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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