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The African Human Rights System

Origin and Evolution

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kofi Oteng Kufuor
    Pages 1-10
  3. Kofi Oteng Kufuor
    Pages 11-36
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 147-182

About this book


This book challenges the received scholarship on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. The author applies economic and social theory to understanding the African Commission's dynamic treaty interpretation and the Commission's strategic manipulation of the Rules of Procedure to strengthen the African human rights system.


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About the authors

KOFI OTENG KUFUOR is Professor of Law at the University of East London, UK.

Bibliographic information


"This is an excellent interdisciplinary exposition on the African regional human rights system, especially with its distinct application of institutional theory to the discourse. Covering the historical, evolutional, and future directions of the African regional human rights system, this volume is a valuable addition to theliteratureon the subject and a recommended read." - Mashood Baderin, Professor of Law and Head of the School of Law,School of Oriental andAfrican Studies (SOAS), University of London