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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: 12 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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