n Conflict Trends - Commission and the court

Volume 2001, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... HUMAN RIGHTS 36 s in Europe and the Americas, Africa has a regional human rights system. The African system of human rights operates under the auspices of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It is based primarily on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, which was adopted by the OAU Assembly of Heads of State and Government in 1981. The adoption of the African charter was partly based on the realisation that violations of human rights lead to conflicts, and that the protection of human rights is an inte- gral part of lasting peace and development on the continent. The African charter was entered into force in 1986. Today, all 53 member states of the ..

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