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Substantive Human Rights Norms in the African Regional System

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199218585
eISBN:
9780191696107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218585.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter outlines the human rights and human rights-related instruments functioning under the aegis of the African Union (AU). The discussion starts with the principal instrument, the African ... More


The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Implementation of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Africa

Mashood A. Baderin

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the implementation of economic, social, and cultural rights (ESC rights) under the African human rights system through a critical evaluation of the activities of the African ... More


Domestication of International Human Rights Law

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199218585
eISBN:
9780191696107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218585.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The ultimate test of international human rights law is the extent to which it takes root at the national level, and its ability to flourish in the soil of states and to bear fruit in the lives of ... More


Substantive Human Rights Norms in the African Regional System

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199645589
eISBN:
9780191807305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199645589.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines human rights and human rights-related instruments functioning under the auspices of the African Union (AU), with particular emphasis on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' ... More


The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights; African perspectives on indigenous peoples

Patrick Thornberry

in Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719037931
eISBN:
9781781700617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Africa has suffered incommensurately from natural and human disasters and has been riven by ethnic and tribal hatreds. The flowering of political life has been inhibited by authoritarian governments ... More


Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights Law in African States

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199645589
eISBN:
9780191807305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199645589.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines issues arising from domestic implementation of international human rights law (IHRL) in African states. More specifically, it discusses the extent to which IHRL has been ... More


Regional Human Rights Law

Marina Sharpe

in The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198826224
eISBN:
9780191865169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 5 begins with a review of the literature on the relationship between international human rights law and international refugee law, which charts the evolution of human rights in refugee ... More


International Human Rights Law in Africa

Frans Viljoen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199218585
eISBN:
9780191696107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218585.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Since the establishment of the African Union in 2001, there has been a proliferation of regional institutions that are relevant to human rights in Africa. These include the Pan African Parliament; ... More


The African Children’s Charter and Children’s Rights Committee

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199645589
eISBN:
9780191807305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199645589.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on the role of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children's Charter) and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child ... More


The African Commission and Human Rights Courts

Marina Sharpe

in The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198826224
eISBN:
9780191865169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826224.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 7 focuses on how AU judicial organs with human rights mandates have engaged with refugee issues. Four institutions are addressed: the African Commission, the African Court, and the ... More


The African Commission: An Assessment

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199218585
eISBN:
9780191696107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218585.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter presents a balance sheet that offsets the accomplishments of the African Commission in implementing the African Charter against its failures to accomplish its goals. In the process, not ... More


The African Commission: Promotional Mandate

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199645589
eISBN:
9780191807305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199645589.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on the promotional mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Commission), the monitoring body of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on ... More


Influence of the ICESCR in Africa

Manisuli Ssenyonjo

in The Human Rights Covenants at 50: Their Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825890
eISBN:
9780191864902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825890.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the influence of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa. It seeks to show how the Covenant as interpreted by the UN Committee on Economic, ... More


International Human Rights Law in Africa

Frans Viljoen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199645589
eISBN:
9780191807305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199645589.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book provides an overview of human rights law in Africa. It examines the institutions, norms, and processes for human rights realisation provided for under the United Nations system, the African ... More


Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Patrick Thornberry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719037931
eISBN:
9781781700617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a full-length study of the rights of indigenous peoples in international law, focusing in particular on instruments of human rights. The primary reference point is contemporary law, ... More


The African Commission: Introduction and Assessment

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199645589
eISBN:
9780191807305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199645589.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Commission), the monitoring body of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on matters relating to human ... More


Interface between the Third Generation Human Rights and Good Governance in a Globalized World

M. Abdul Hannan

in Globalization, International Law, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074151
eISBN:
9780199080830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074151.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines ‘third generation human rights’—the obligation of the State to provide certain composite things to the individual. It contrasts first and second generation human rights as both ... More


Global Constitutionalism and Transnational Governance

Alec Stone Sweet and Jud Mathews

in Proportionality Balancing and Constitutional Governance: A Comparative and Global Approach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841395
eISBN:
9780191876912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841395.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the evolution of treaty-based human rights regimes in Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Each of the five courts under consideration insists on its own primacy with respect to ... More


Conditions of Imprisonment or Detention

Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

in The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199693566
eISBN:
9780191807503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter deals with the question of conditions of imprisonment or detention. It enumerates the principles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the American Convention on ... More


Extra-legal Executions

Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

in The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199693566
eISBN:
9780191807503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter looks into extra-legal executions and its variety, summary or arbitrary execution. It examines the language used in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in confirming ... More


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