n African Human Rights Law Journal - The embargo against Burundi before the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (Note on Communication 157/96, ) : recent developments




The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Commission) should be lauded for placing the 1981 African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Charter) firmly on the road to effectiveness, departing from what had initially been considered the organised ineffectiveness of 1981, with a quantitatively respectable and qualitatively ever richer jurisprudence. Nevertheless, one cannot fail to express the opinion that much remains to be refined in the Commission's interpretative procedures, particularly when it gives a ruling on a contentious issue.


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