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Mr. Christof Heyns

Mr. Christof Heyns
Dean, Faculty of Law
University of Pretoria

Human Rights
Regional Perspectives
Human Rights Law in Africa
Original Lecture
English    (32 minutes)

Lecture with simultaneous interpretation
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Human Rights
Regional Perspectives
Human Rights Law in Africa
A. Legal Instruments
Universal Declaration on Human Rights, 10 December 1948

Ghana, Declaration of Independence, Accra, 6 March 1957.

Nigeria Independence Act 1960, 1960, c. 55 8 and 9 Eliz 2.

Charter of the Organization of African Unity, Addis Ababa, 25 May 1963, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 479, p. 69.

African Union Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, Addis Ababa, 10 September 1969.

Cultural Charter for Africa, Port Louis, 5 July 1976.

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Nairobi, 27 June 19, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1520, p. 217.

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Addis Ababa, 11 July 1990.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994.

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 9 June 1998.

Constitutive Act of the African Union, Lomé, 11 July 2000, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2158, p. 3.

Statute of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, 16 January 2002.

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, Maputo, 11 July 2003.

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, Maputo, 11 July 2003.

African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, Addis Ababa, 30 January 2007.

B. Jurisprudence
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, The Social and Economic Rights Action Center and the Center for Economic and Social Rights v. Nigeria, Communication No. 155/96, 27 October 2001, ACHPR/COMM/A044/1.

C. Documents