n African Human Rights Law Journal - Editorial

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



On 21 October 1986, the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Charter) entered into force. This day has subsequently officially been remembered by the OAU and the AU as 'African Human Rights Day'. This issue of the , appearing as the 20th anniversary of the Charter is celebrated, is an extended commemoration of the life of the African Charter. It has been 25 years since the Charter's adoption (on 21 June 1981), and 19 years since the inauguration of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Commission) (on 2 November 1987).

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