Human rights developments in the African Union during 2014

Show simple item record Killander, Magnus 2016-02-23T09:25:20Z 2016-02-23T09:25:20Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The year 2014 saw the adoption by the AU Assembly of a protocol providing the African Court with jurisdiction over international crimes, and a revised protocol on the Pan-African Parliament providing it with power to adopt ‘model legislation’. With regard to implementation, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa affected the effective functioning of, in particular, the African Commission. However, despite this and other challenges, the African Commission adopted important normative instruments, such as a resolution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, responded to violations through urgent appeals and press releases, and engaged with states through missions and the state reporting procedure. The Commission also adopted some interesting jurisprudence in the period under review. The African Children’s Rights Committee consolidated its position as the main regional body for the protection of children’s rights in Africa. The African Court received an increasing number of cases and handed down two judgments on merits and an advisory opinion. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Killander, M, 2015, 'Human rights developments in the African Union during 2014', African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 537-557. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1609-073X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1996-2096 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/1996-2096/2015/v15n2a15
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights Juta Law en_ZA
dc.subject African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights en_ZA
dc.subject African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights en_ZA
dc.subject African peer review mechanism en_ZA
dc.subject African Union (AU) en_ZA
dc.subject African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child en_ZA
dc.title Human rights developments in the African Union during 2014 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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