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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. The book builds on the concept of regionalism within Africa and the recent drive for finding “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. In turn, it 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. In closing, the book discusses possible solutions to these problems.
Allwell Uwazuruike is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
African Human Rights Africa African Court African Politics African Commission Regional Human Rights Immanent Critique
- Book Title Human Rights under the African Charter
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41739-0
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-41738-3
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-41741-3
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-41739-0
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XI, 229
- Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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