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The Realization of Human Rights in Africa through Subregional Institutions

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/9780199218585.003.0012
The Realization of Human Rights in Africa through Subregional Institutions

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This chapter investigates the extent to which subregional arrangements have been – and in future may be – vehicles for the improvement of human rights on the African continent. Many of these arrangements provide for an institution in the form of a court or tribunal to resolve conflicts arising from the application and interpretation of the founding treaty. These judicial institutions are the central focus, and introduce more general observations on courts in a supra-national, but subregional setting.

Keywords: Africa; subregional arrangements; human rights

Chapter.  23117 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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