The African Human Rights System

This edition of the Human Rights Bulletin gives an overview of the African Human Rights System and highlights the obligations of state parties under this system.
The African continent has witnessed decades of numerous human rights challenges resulting from a diverse range of factors, which include war, poverty, corruption, autocratic governance and others. It is against this background that member states of the then Organization of African Unity (OAU), solemnly undertook to promote and
safeguard freedom, justice, equality and human dignity in Africa by putting in place instruments to enforce these values. The instruments adopted by the OAU for the promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa form the African Human Rights System.

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