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The Law of International Responsibility edited by Crawford, James; Pellet, Alain; Olleson, Simon; Parlett, Kate

Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.51.4 Responsibility for Violations of Human Rights Obligations: African Mechanisms

Habib Gherari

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 December 2019

African States, preoccupied by decolonization and the consolidation of their newly-regained political and economic independence, took some time to adopt a specific regional instrument for the protection of human rights. The Charter of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), adopted on 25 March 1963 at Addis Ababa, made only a brief and limited reference to human rights as being one factor which should inspire their cooperation. 1 However, human rights do not appear among the guiding principles of the OAU, nor in the policies which member States are bound to...
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