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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Commission africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples

Alternate Title Commission africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples
Creator African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Organization Type Other organization types
Organization Based In Gambia
Geographic Focus Africa
Subjects Civil rights; Human rights (General); Human rights advocacy; Africans -- Civil rights; Indigenous peoples
Summary "Established by the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights which came into force on 21 October 1986 after its adoption in Nairobi (Kenya) in 1981 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (OAU.), the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights is charged with ensuring the promotion and protection of Human and Peoples' Rights throughout the African Continent." Site provides extensive documentation of the of work of the ACHPR since 2004 and 2005. Includes legal instruments, conference papers and speeches, and reports. In English and French.
Languages English; French