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Compendium of African sub-regional human rights documents

Compendium of African sub-regional human rights documents
Edited by Solomon Ebobrah and Armand Tanoh
2010
ISBN: 978-0-9814420-9-9
Pages: vii 510
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available

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About the publication

African sub-regional inter-governmental organisations are taking on an increasingly important role in the promotion and protection of human rights. It is against the background that knowledge of available standards and mechanisms is crucial for greater enjoyment of the increasing opportunities for remedies for human rights violations that this collection of human rights instruments became necessary.

This Compendium brings together relevant instruments from eight sub-regional organisations: the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The Compendium also includes a selection of human rights cases decided by the East African Court of Justice, the ECOWAS Court of Justice and the SADC Tribunal.

African sub-regional inter-governmental organisations function within the ambit of the African Union (AU). Human rights documents of the AU and resolutions and case law of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights are published in the Compendium of key human rights documents of the African Union also available from PULP.

About the editors:

Solomon Ebobrah is Extra-ordinary lecturer, Centre for Human Rights and Lecturer, Niger Delta University, Nigeria
Armand Tanoh is a researcher at The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, SOCIETE D'AVOCATS JURICA, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE ARAB MAGHREB UNION (AMU/UMA)

  • Treaty Establishing the Arab Maghreb Union (1989

COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (COMESA)

  • Treaty Establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (1993/1994)
  • COMESA Gender Policy (2002)
  • Annex I: Addis Ababa Declaration on the COMESA Gender Policy

THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC) 

  • East African Community Treaty (as amended) (1999/2000)
  • The East African Gender and Community Development Framework (2006)
  • Case law of the East African Court of Justice
  • Katabazi and Others v Secretary General of the East African
  • Community and Another (2007) AHRLR 119 (EAC 2007)
  • The East African Law Society and 3 Others v The Attorney General of Kenya and 3 Others (EACJ 2008)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE GREAT LAKES REGION 

  • Dar-Es-Salaam Declaration on Peace, Security, Democracy and Development in the Great Lakes Region (2004)
  • Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region (2006/2008)
  • Protocol for the Prevention and the Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against
  • Humanity and all forms of Discrimination (2006/2008)
  • Protocol on the Prevention and Suppression of Sexual Violence against Women and Children (2006/2008)
  • Annex to the Protocol On the Prevention and Suppression of Sexual Violence against Women and Children
  • Protocol on the Protection and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (2006/2008)
  • Protocol on the Property Rights of Returning Persons (2006/2008)
  • Protocol Against the Illegal Exploitation of the Natural Resources (2006/2008)
  • Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance (2006/2008)
  • The Goma Declaration on Eradicating Sexual Violence and Ending Impunity in the Great Lakes Region (2008)

THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES (ECCAS)

  • Treaty Establishing the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) (1983/1984)
  • Protocol Relating to the Council for Peace and Security in Central Africa (COPAX) (2000/2004)

THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS)

  • The Treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (1993/1994)
  • Protocol on the Community Court of Justice (1991/1996)
  • Supplementary Protocol Amending Protocol Relating to the Community Court of Justice (2005/2005)
  • Protocol Relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peace-keeping and Security (1999/1999)
  • Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance Supplementary to the Protocol relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution,
  • Peacekeeping and Security (2001/2008)
  • Protocol Relating to Free Movement of Persons, Residence and Establishment ((1979/1980)
  • Supplementary Protocol on the Code of Conduct for the Implementation of the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, the Right of Residence and Establishment (1985/1989)
  • Supplementary Protocol on the Second Phase (Right of Residence) of the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, the Right of Residence and Establishment (1986/1989)
  • Supplementary Protocol on the Implementation of the on Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Establishment (1990/1992)
  • Declaration on the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons (2001)
  • Accra Declaration on War-Affected Children in West Africa (2000)
  • Declaration of Political Principles of The Economic Community of West African States (1991)
  • Case law of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice
  • Ugokwe v Nigeria and Others (ECOWAS 2005)
  • Kéϊta and Another v Mali (ECOWAS 2007)
  • Essien v The Republic of The Gambia and Another (2007) AHRLR 131 (ECOWAS 2007)
  • Manneh v The Gambia (2008) AHRLR 171 (ECOWAS 2008)
  • Koraou v Niger (2008) AHRLR 182 (ECOWAS 2008)
  • Registered Trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project (SERAP) v Federal Republic of Nigeria & Another (ECOWAS 2009

THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT (IGAD)

  • Agreement Establishing the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (1996)
  • Protocol on the Establishment of a Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) (2002)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Strategic Policy framework, 2007-2015 (2006)

THE SOUTHERN AFRICA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC)

  • Treaty of the Southern African Development Community (1992/1993)
  • SADC Protocol on Combating Illicit Drugs (1996/1999) 
  • SADC Protocol on Education and Training (1997/2000)
  • SADC Protocol on Health (1999/2004)
  • Protocol on Tribunal and Rules of Procedure thereof (2000/2001)
  • Protocol on the Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Other Related Materials (2001/2004)
  • SADC Protocol on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation (2001/2004)
  • SADC Protocol Against Corruption (2001/2005)
  • SADC Social Charter (2003/2003)
  • SADC Protocol on Gender and Development (2008/)
  • SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections (2004)
  • Declaration of SADC on Gender and Development (1997)
  • An Addendum to the 1997 Declaration on Gender and Development by SADC Heads of State or Government (1998)
  • SADC Declaration on HIV/AIDS (2003)
  • SADC Parliamentary Forum Norms and Standards for Elections in the SADC Region (2001)
  • Model Law on HIV in Southern Africa (2008)
  • Case law of the SADC Tribunal Mike Campbell (Pvt) Limited and Others v Zimbabwe (2008) AHRLR 199 (SADC 2008)
  • Tembani v Zimbabwe (SADC T 2009)

CHART OF RATIFICATIONS: ECOWAS
CHART OF RATIFICATIONS: SADC


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