The impact of the African Charter and Women’s Protocol in selected African states
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About the publication
The year 2011 marked 25 years since the entry into force of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African or Banjul Charter). In 2012, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) celebrates 25 years since it came into operation in 1987. Since its adoption, the African Charter has been supplemented by the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (Women’s Protocol).
All AU member states (with the exception of newcomer South Sudan) have become state party to the African Charter, and 26 of them have accepted the Women’s Protocol.
Against the background of the 2011 and 2012 celebrations, the question should be posed to what extent the promises of the Charter and Women’s Protocol have been realised. What has the impact of these instruments been on the practice of state parties?
This publication, The impact of the African Charter and Women’s Protocol in selected African states, aims to start addressing this question. Based on research conducted by alumni of the Centre for Human Rights LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa), the publication consists of nineteen country studies, representing states across the continent.
The Centre aims to use this research and, together with the LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) Alumni Association, to update and extend the existing research. Anyone with relevant information is invited to contact the Centre or the Alumni Association with relevant information, or to act as a country researcher. See www.chr.up.ac.za for more details.
Table of Contents
- Burkina Faso
- Côte d’Ivoire
Tem Fuh Mbuh
Conrad Bosire, Victor Lando and Waruguru Kaguongo
Tebello Thabane and Itumeleng Shale
Meskerem Geset Techane
Aquinaldo Mandlate and Farida Mamad
Christian Nsabimana Garuka
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
Ayalew Getachew Assefa
Tarisai Mutangi, Revai Makanje Aalbaek and Lloyd Kuvheya
Schematic summary of major trends