The African Human Rights System

Origin and Evolution

Authors: Kufuor, K.

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This book challenges the received scholarship on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. The author applies economic and social theory to understanding the African Commission's dynamic treaty interpretation and the Commission's strategic manipulation of the Rules of Procedure to strengthen the African human rights system.

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KOFI OTENG KUFUOR is Professor of Law at the University of East London, UK.

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"This is an excellent interdisciplinary exposition on the African regional human rights system, especially with its distinct application of institutional theory to the discourse. Covering the historical, evolutional, and future directions of the African regional human rights system, this volume is a valuable addition to theliteratureon the subject and a recommended read." - Mashood Baderin, Professor of Law and Head of the School of Law,School of Oriental andAfrican Studies (SOAS), University of London


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Kufuor, Kofi Oteng

  • The Origin of the African Human Rights System

    Pages 11-36

    Kufuor, Kofi Oteng

  • The African Commission and the Rewriting of the African Charter

    Pages 37-60

    Kufuor, Kofi Oteng

  • The African Commission and Its Treatment of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

    Pages 61-80

    Kufuor, Kofi Oteng

  • System Evolution through the African Commission’s Rules of Procedure

    Pages 81-98

    Kufuor, Kofi Oteng

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The African Human Rights System
Book Subtitle
Origin and Evolution
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10654-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230106543
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60505-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 182
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