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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Resources

Key Documents Adopted Entered
into force
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights June 27 , 1981 October 21 , 1986
Rules of Procedure of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights of 2010 June 26 , 2010
Legal Instruments Adopted Entered
into force
Draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa January 28 , 2018 September 11 , 2018
African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance October 25 , 2011 February 15 , 2012
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa November 07 , 2003 November 25 , 2005
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights June 10 , 1998 January 25 , 2004
African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child July 01 , 1990 November 29 , 1999
AU Convention Governing Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa September 10 , 1969 June 20 , 1974

Soft law Instruments

Resolutions

Other Publications

Other Publications Adopted
Guidelines on Access to Information and Elections in Africa November 15 , 2017
General Comment No. 4: The Right to Redress for Victims of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Punishment or Treatment (Article 5) March 04 , 2017
Principles and Guidelines on Human and Peoples’ Rights while Countering Terrorism in Africa August 03 , 2016
The Right to Nationality in Africa May 12 , 2014
ECOWAS Declaration on the Fight against Trafficking in Persons January 31 , 2012
SADC Declaration on Gender and Development January 31 , 2012
Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials January 27 , 2012
Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment January 27 , 2012
C169 Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 January 27 , 2012
Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials January 27 , 2012
Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment January 27 , 2012
Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa January 27 , 2012
Istanbul Protocol - Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment January 27 , 2012
Policy Framework for Pastoralism in Africa January 27 , 2012
Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners January 27 , 2012
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples January 27 , 2012
United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (Beijing Rules) January 27 , 2012
Guidelines for African Union Electoral Observations and Monitoring Missions October 24 , 2011
Model Law for African States on Access to Information October 24 , 2011
Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women and Children (Addendum to the SADC Declaration on Gender and Development) January 31 , 2011
Pretoria Declaration on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa September 17 , 2004
Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa July 08 , 2004
Kigali Declaration, 2003 May 08 , 2003
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment December 18 , 2002
Ouagadougou Declaration and Plan of Action on Accelerating Prisons and Penal Reforms in Africa September 20 , 2002
Constitutive Act of the African Union July 11 , 2000
Grand Bay (Mauritius) Declaration and Plan of Action, 1999 April 16 , 1999
United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment December 10 , 1984