About the publication:
This Compendium contains key
documents relating to human rights adopted by the
African Union (including NEPAD) and its predecessor,
the Organization of African Unity. It also includes
a selection of decisions and resolutions of the
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
For the third edition the Compendium
has been updated to May 2007. The earlier editions
have been widely used by judges, lawyers, civil
servants, NGOs and academics alike, in Africa and
abroad who have an interest in the African human
rights system. It has been published in French and
Arabic, and will also be published in Portuguese.
This publication of the Centre for
Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, South
Africa, aims at making the human rights documents
of the African Union more accessible and as such
increase their impact.
About the editors:
Christof Heyns is Professor of
Human Rights Law and Director of the Centre for
Human Rights, University of Pretoria. Magnus
Killander is a researcher at the Centre
for Huma Rights, University of Pretoria and is also
the co-editor of African Human Rights Law Reports.