3: Resolution on the Integration of the Provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights into National Laws of States

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, meeting in its Fifth Ordinary Session in Benghazi, Libya from 3 to 14 April 1989:

Considering that its mission to promote human and peoples’ rights includes the promotion and formulation of principles and rules which will enable the African States to solve their legal problems relating to the enjoyment of human and peoples’ rights and fundamental freedoms in conformity with Article 45, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (b) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

Bearing in mind the fact that the reception of international law is not uniform in all States Parties:

Requests the Assembly of Heads of State and Government to adopt the following recommendation:

“The Assembly of Heads of State and Government, meeting ..."

Recalling that African States solemnly declared in the OAU Charter, their duty to unite by harmonising their general policies and ensuring the well-being of their peoples, by furthering the legitimate aspirations to freedom, equality, justice and dignity;

Bearing in mind Resolution AHG/Res. 176 (XXIV) adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the OAU at its Twenty-fourth Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May 1988 approving the Commission’s Activity Report, its programme and recommendations appended;

Recommends that Member States of the OAU, parties to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

Introduce the provisions of Articles 1 to 29 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in their Constitutions, laws, rules and regulations and other acts relating to human and peoples’ rights.”