Human Rights under the African Charter

Uwazuruike, Allwell Raphael orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3746-9254 (2020) Human Rights under the African Charter. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-41738-3

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This book critically examines the civil, political, socioeconomic, and group rights protected under the African Charter and its Protocol on women’s rights. It then examines the institutional protection of these rights through the African Commission and African Court. It builds on the concept of regionalism within Africa and the recent drive for “African solutions to African problems” by tracing the development of human rights within Africa and assessing the effectiveness of Africa’s core regional human rights institutions. It then critically analyses the obstacles to the full implementation of human rights in Africa such as the lack of political will, jurisdictional issues, lack of resources and funding, poverty, illiteracy, corruption, and customary practices that violate human rights. The book then discusses possible solutions to these problems.

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