The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

The African Regional Human Rights System

The African Regional Human Rights System

The african regional human rights system
Sisay AlemahuYeshanew


The African regional human rights system was founded within the intergovernmental framework of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and continued to operate within the African Union (AU), which replaced the OAU in 2002. The continental organization has many instruments and institutions with relevance to human rights, but the core of the regional system is constituted by four basic human rights treaties providing for substantive human rights norms and monitoring organs. The treaties are the African Charter on Human and People's Rights (Banjul Charter, 521 ILM 58), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children's Charter, CAB/LEG/24.9/49), the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights ...

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