The roots of the African human rights system lie in the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (Charter). Adopted in 1981, the Charter entered into force in 1986. Its treaty monitoring body, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (Commission), was set up in 1987. In 2012, the Commission celebrated 25 years of existence. It initially functioned under the political auspices of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), but since 2002, within the ambit of the OAU's successor, the African Union (AU). This overview focuses on the African Charter and the Commission, and covers aspects of 25 years of the Commission's evolution.
This article aims to examine the portrayal of African migrants and South Africa’s
relationship to the African continent in post-apartheid crime fiction. Exotic settings and the
figure of the stranger have featured in the ...
We write to introduce the African Vaccinology
Network (AfVANET) as a new network of African
research scientists involved in vaccine research
and development (R&D) for human and animal
diseases. The goal of this network ...