The Information & Documentation Centre


The major goal of the Information and Documentation Centre (IDOC) of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission), is to provide appropriate, reliable, timely and efficient information services to the Commission, the Secretariat, and other users, as appropriate.


The Objective of the African Commission’s Information & Documentation Centre is to receive, process, store, retrieve, and disseminate materials designed to provide information about the African Commission in particular and the African Union in general, and to promote increased awareness about its aims and activities through various information tools and mechanisms.


The Collection

The collection includes, but not limited to, the following:


The aim of IDOC is to disseminate human rights issues to the wider public. The following categories of users, in order of priority, with different access levels, are the eligible users of the Information & Documentation Centre:

Working Hours

OPEN Monday - Friday
8:30am - 1:30pm and 2:30pm – 5:30pm

CLOSED Weekends
Public Holidays
AU Holidays