n Conflict Trends - Amnesties and Human Rights within the Framework of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights - research

Volume 2019 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Many African countries, over the past years, have suffered the effects of civil war – and, more specifically, gross human rights violations. During peace negotiations, victims of human rights abuses are generally not prioritised, as the focus on peace is seen by political actors as superseding the interests of victims and justice. However, what kind of peace can be built in total disregard of the suffering of hundreds or thousands of people? Can a democratic society and sustainable development be achieved where there is no accountability for human rights abuses?

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