Human and peoples’ rights in Africa and the African Charter

Report of a Conference held in Nairobi from 2 to 4 December 1985 convened by the ICJ.
The report contains:

  • Preface by Niall MacDermot, Secretary-General of the International Commission of Jurists
  • Address of Welcome by S. Amos Wako
  • Chairman’s Opening Remarks by Taslim Olawale Elias, Judge and Former President, International Court of Justice
  • Message from H.E. Abdou Diouf, President of Senegal, Chairman of the Organisation of African Unity
  • Opening Speech by H.E. Daniel T. arap Moi, President of Kenya
  • Keynote Address introduction to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights», by Keba Mbaye, Judge, International Court of Justice, President of the ICJ
  • Summary of Discussion on the African Charter
  • Legal Services in Rural Areas, a working paper by the ICJ staff
  • Summary of Discussion on Legal Services in Rural Areas
  • Declaration No. 1 on South A frica
  • Declaration No. 2 on the African Charter
  • Text of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Chart showing signatures and ratifications of the African Charter as of 1 January 1986
  • List of participants

Africa-human and peoples rights-conference report-1986-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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