This article focuses on the nature of political engagements among African states within the APRM and the UPR. It focuses specifically on matters that African countries raise among each other under peer review within the discourse of human rights, democracy, and governance; and whether such engagements are worthwhile. The article asserts that African states have hardly used opportunities provided by the APRM and UPR to engage one another critically and frankly on their human rights situations.
This article is based on the author’s LLM
dissertation submitted to the Centre of Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in
2010 in partial fulfillment for the requirements of the LLM degree. (http://hdl.handle.net/2263/16762)