African Human Rights Instruments
African [Banjul] Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights,
adopted June 27, 1981, OAU Doc. CAB/LEG/67/3 rev. 5, 21 I.L.M. 58 (1982), entered into force Oct. 21, 1986.
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of Procedure of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights,
adopted on October 6, 1995. This document can additionally be found at the site for the Organization of African Unity.
to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights,
OAU Doc. OAU/LEG/MIN/AFCHPR/PROT.1 rev.2 (1997), entered into force January 25, 2004.
to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights
of Women in Africa,
Adopted by the 2nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union, Maputo, CAB/LEG/66.6 (Sept. 13, 2000); reprinted in 1 Afr. Hum. Rts. L.J. 40, entered into force Nov. 25, 2005.
Protocol to the African
Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Establishment of an African
Court on Human and People's Rights,
June 9, 1998, OAU Doc. OAU/LEG/EXP/AFCHPR/PROT (III).
of the Organization of African Unity,
479 U.N.T.S. 39, entered into force Sept. 13, 1963.
Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child,
OAU Doc. CAB/LEG/24.9/49 (1990), entered into force Nov. 29, 1999.
Report of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child,
Seventh Ordinary Session, Tripoli, Libya (2005).
|Declaration on the Decade of a Culture of the Rights of the Child in West Africa
Act of the African Union,
OAU Doc. CAB/LEG/23.15, entered into force May 26, 2001.
Addis Ababa Document on Refugees and Forced Population Displacements
Adopted by the OAU/UNHCR Symposium on Refugees and Forced Population Displacements in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8 - 10 September 1994
Convention on Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
ratification information from University of Pretoria
Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa,
1001 U.N.T.S. 45, entered into force June 20, 1974.
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on a Code of Conduct for Inter-African Relations,
Assembly of Heads of State and Government, Thirtieth Ordinary Session, Tunis, Tunisia, 13-15 June 1994.
|The Dar es Salaam Declaration on Academic Freedom and Social Responsibility of Academics (1990).|
|The Kampala Declaration on Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility (1990).|
Khartoum Declaration on Africa's Refugee Crisis,
Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Rules of Procedure and Evidence,
U.N. Doc. ITR/3/REV.1 (1995), entered into force 29 June 1995.
Convention for the Elimination of Mercenaries in Africa,
O.A.U. Doc. CM/433/Rev.L, Annex 1(1972).
|OAU Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism,
OAU Doc. AHG/Dec. 132 (XXXV) 1999.
|Protocol on the Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Other Related Materials in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region, 2001.|
|The New Partnership for Africa's Development
|African Human Rights Resource Center|
|African Youth Charter, July 2, 2006.|