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Title: African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Alternative Title(s): African [Banjul] Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Available From: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/z1afchar.htm
http://www.achpr.org/instruments/achpr/
Conclusion Date: 1981-06-27
Entry Into Force Date: 1986-10-21
Description: The African Charter (also known as the Banjul Charter) is the basic document from the Organization of African Unity (OAU). This document enumerates the rights and duties as well as the principles of people's rights. It also established safeguard mechanisms, such as the African Commission on Human Rights. A pdf version of the Charter, and explanatory materials, are available on the website of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
Legal Citation: OAU Doc. CAB/LEG/67/3 rev. 5; 1520 UNTS 217; 21 ILM 58 (1982)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Dispute Settlement > Human Rights > African Human Rights Bodies
Home > Individuals & Groups > Basic Sources
Home > International Human Rights > Regional Systems > African System
Language(s): English
Document Creator: Organisation of African Unity
webmaster@africa-union.org
Site Administrator: University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
weiss001@maroon.tc.umn.edu


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