Month: July 2021

Exploring the Impact of State Behaviour on the African Commission’s Autonomy

For more than three decades now, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) has been the leading regional treaty body responsible for supervising State compliance with and implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter). Operational since 1987, the African Commission has steadily grown into maturity. In the …

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The Commission, AU Organs and its Independence

Ambassador Salah, Head of the African Governance Architecture, Judge Sylvain, President of the African Court and Dr. Solomon Dersso, Chairperson of the African Commission speak to Dwight Wilson of AU Watch about the need to have enabling environment for the ACHPR to exercise its mandate. The three also highlight the importance of having a collaborative …

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Protecting the mandate and autonomy of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

This paper, which is commissioned by the Coalition for the Independence of the African Commission (CIAC), aims to explore how National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) may contribute towards supporting the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (‘African Commission’ or ‘Commission’) to execute its mandate. Read the full PDF Article