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Human rights in africa

  1. 1. Human Rights in Africa: Key Resources
  2. 2. Africa: some key web sites <ul><li>African Union </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.africa-union.org / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (including Charter) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.achpr.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and People’s Rights. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.africancourtcoalition.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Institute for the Human Rights and Development in Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ihrda.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Africa Human Rights Resource Centre ( University of Minnesota Human Rights Library) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/africa/index.html </li></ul>
  3. 3. Treaties and ratification details, speeches etc Includes link to AU information on Darfur/Sudan and Rights of the Child
  4. 4. Most recent country reports, and activities reports Treaties list of state reports but no full text Subjects
  5. 5. About the African Court contains historical document, limited case reports and background to its establishment Papers and conclusions contain research and academic papers as well as other published articles
  6. 6. Legal Desk includes decided and pending cases as well as notes on citation Links through to Human rights institutions in Africa
  7. 7. Treaties, conventions etc A-Z of Human Rights links (NGOs, governments, charities etc) Constitutive Act of the AU + documents / information re OAU/AU African summit 2002 Country reports and decisions from the UN Human Rights Committee Compilations of treaties, books and articles on human rights in Africa. Nothing later than 1994. Report on NGOs in Africa published 1994. Journal article by J. Oloka-Onyango (1995)
  8. 8. Country Reports <ul><li>Collection of links to Country Reports in the ASIL research guide @ http://www.asil.org/resource/humrts1.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Amnesty International </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.amnesty.org /en/library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports organised by country, region, theme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human Rights Watch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.hrw.org/en/africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports organised by country and subject </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US Dept of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose Country Reports from the navigation bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual reports submitted to US congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.state.gov/g/drl/hr / </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Can search by Country or by issue
  10. 10. Human Rights Watch reports on Africa List of work within specific countries in Africa
  11. 11. Other resources <ul><li>Pambazuka News: Pan African Voices for Freedom and Justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pambazuka.org/en/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>African Committee of Experts on the Welfare and Rights of the Child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.africa-union.org/child/home.htm </li></ul></ul>

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