How to address communications to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

Practical guide on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and its procedures.

Following the 1991 NGO Forum in Banjul, the ICJ published this guide to enhance the understanding of African NGOs on the ACHPR. This guide is aimed at individuals, groups and NGOs who wants to use the communications procedure. This guide also includes themes such as: the African Commission and its role in promoting and protecting human rights, how to obtain an observer status to the Commission, who can address communications, admissibility conditions, the role of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and what to do in case of emergency.

Africa-ACHPR communications-guide-1992-eng (full text in English, PDF)

Africa-ACHPR communications-guide-1992-fra (full text in French, PDF)

Africa-ACHPR communications-guide-1992-ar (full text in Arabic, PDF)


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