African Human Rights Yearbook / Annuaire Africain des Droits de l’Homme Volume 1 (2017)
ISSN: 2523-1367
Pages: 385
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available


About the publication

The three institutions making up the African regional human rights system, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, decided to jointly publish the African Human Rights Yearbook, to spearhead studies on the promotion and protection of human rights, and to provide a forum for constructive engagement about the African human rights system with academics and other human rights commentators on the continent. Volume 1 of the Yearbook, published in 2017, contains fifteen contributions by scholars from Africa and beyond.

Les trois institutions qui composent le système régional africain des droits de l’homme, la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples, la Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples et le Comité d’experts africains sur les droits et le bien-être de l’enfant ont décidé de publier conjointement l’Annuaire Africain des Droits de l’Homme pour encourager les études sur la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme et offrir un forum d’interaction constructive sur le système avec les universitaires et observateurs du continent. Le Volume 1 de l’Annuaire, publié en 2017, contient quinze contributions de chercheurs du continent et d’ailleurs

Table of Contents


  1. Vulnerability of women in Africa to extrajudicial killings
    Anyangwe, A
  2. Protecting the African child in a changing climate: are our existing safeguards adequate?
    Boshoff, E
  3. The relevance of substantive equality in the African regional human rights system’s jurisprudence to women’s land and property rights
    Chekera-Radu, YT
  4. Practices and challenges in implementing women’s right to political participation under the African Women’s Rights Protocol in Zimbabwe
    Zvobgo, EF and Dziva, C
  5. Developing norms and standards on maternal mortality in Africa: lessons from UN human rights bodies
    Afuluke-Eruchalu, O and Durojaye, E
  6. Le rôle des acteurs nongouvernementaux dans la mobilisation juridique en faveur du Protocole de Maputo
    Guignard, L
  7. Happy 18th birthday to the African Children’s Charter: not counting its days but making its days count 
    Mezmur, BD
  8. Monitoring implementation of the decisions and judgments of the African Commission and Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
    Murray, R; Long, D; Ayeni, V; and Somé, A
  9. Why should we obey you? Enhancing implementation of rulings by regional courts
    Nyman-Metcalf, K and Papageorgiou, I
  10. Contextualising the corporate human rights responsibility in Africa: a social expectation or legal obligation?
    Okoloise, C
  11. La promotion de la démocratie et d’un ordre constitutionnel de qualité par le système africain des droits fondamentaux: entre acquis et défis
    Olinga, AD
  12. La jurisprudence de la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples: entre particularisme et universalité
    Ondo, T
  13. Actualising women’s participation in politics and governance in Africa: the case of Ghana and Kenya
    Owiso, R and Sefah, B
  14. Article 6 of the African Women’s Rights Protocol: towards the protection of the rights of women in polygamous marriages 
    Oyugi, P
  15. ‘It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer’: the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and fair trial rights in Tanzania
    Possi, A
  16. Du ‘droit de la force’ à la force du droit: pour la dépénalisation de l’avortement à Madagascar 
    Rabenoro, M
  17. La Cour et la Commission africaines des droits de l’homme et des peuples: noces constructives ou cohabitation ombrageuse?
    Yerima, SZ



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