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Mr. Frans Viljoen

Mr. Frans Viljoen
Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria

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Courts and Tribunals
Regional Courts
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: An Introduction
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Courts and Tribunals
Regional Courts
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: An Introduction
A. Legal Instruments
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 213, p. 221.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

American Convention on Human Rights, San José, 22 November 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1144, p. 144.

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Nairobi, 27 June 1981, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1520, p. 217.

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 10 June 1998.

Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights, 4 June 1998.
B. Jurisprudence
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights v. Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Order of Provisional Measures, Application No. 004/2011.

African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Karata Ernest and others v. Attorney General of the United Republic of Tanzania, Application No. 001/2012.
C. Documents
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Rules of Court.

Draft Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights, 2012.
D. Doctrine
F. Viljoen, International Human Rights Law in Africa, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.

F. Viljoen, “Human rights in Africa: normative, institutional and functional complementarity and distinctiveness”, Southern African Journal for International Affairs, vol. 18, 2011, pp. 191-216.

For more information on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, see the official website.

For more information on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, see the official website.