Welcome to the African Human Rights Yearbook

The three institutions making up the African regional human rights system, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, decided to jointly publish the African Human Rights Yearbook, to spearhead studies on the promotion and protection of human rights, and to provide a forum for constructive engagement about the African human rights system with academics and other human rights commentators on the continent. Volume 2 of the Yearbook, published in 2018, contains 21 contributions by scholars from Africa and beyond.

Les trois institutions qui composent le système régional africain des droits de l’homme, la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples, la Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples et le Comité africain d’experts sur les droits et le bien-être de l’enfant ont décidé de publier conjointement l’Annuaire africain des droits de l’homme pour encourager les études sur la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme et offrir un forum d’interaction constructive sur le système avec les universitaires et observateurs du continent. Le Volume 2 de l’Annuaire, publié en 2018, contient 21 contributions de chercheurs du continent et d’ailleurs.

ISSN: 2523-1367
EISSN: 2663-323X


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The African Human Rights Yearbook is an Open Access Journal and provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. In accordance with the definition of the Budapest Open Access Initiative all content published by the African Human Rights Yearbook is made free to users without any registration, subscription or other charges. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles, or use them for any other lawful, non-commercial purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.


Latest Issue: African Human Rights Yearbook 2018


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Acknowledgements/Remerciements
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Preface/Préface
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Editorial/ Éditorial
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I. ARTICLES FOCUSED ON ASPECTS OF THE AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM AND AFRICAN UNION HUMAN RIGHTS NORMS

I. ARTICLES PORTANT SUR LES ASPECTS DU SYSTEME AFRICAIN DES DROITS DE L’HOMME ET LES NORMES DES DROITS DE L’HOMME DE L’UNION AFRICAINE

Le système africain de protection des droits de l’homme et le droit international humanitaire
par Junior Mumbala Abelungu et Ezéchiel Amani Cirimwami
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Les grands silences jurisprudentiels de la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples
par Sègnonna Horace Adjolohoun
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The normative power of the right to selfdetermination under the African Charter and the principle of territorial integrity: competing values of human dignity and system stability
by Carlson Anyangwe
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Perspective d’une fusion entre la Commission et la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples: quel scenario possible pour une unification du contentieux régional africain des droits de l’homme?
par Patrick Badugue
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The application of African Union (human rights) law in Uganda: trends and prospects from a comparative review
by Busingye Kabumba
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Signs of triumph, trial and tribulation: reflections on the domestication and implementation of article 9 of the Women’s Rights Protocol in Namibia
by Kennedy Kariseb
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L’exercice de la compétence contentieuse de la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples à l’épreuve de la souveraineté des États
par Sakré Kéké
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La déclaration de l’article 34(6) du Protocole de Ouagadougou dans le système africain des droits de l’homme: entre régressions continentales et progressions régionales
par Carole Valérie Nouazi Kemkeng
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Follow-up as a ‘choice-less choice’: towards improving the implementation of decisions on communications of the African Children’s Committee
by Benyam Dawit Mezmur and Mbuton Ulrike Kahbila
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The interpretation of the right to mental health in the Africa and American systems
by Miriam Wachira and Doug Cassell
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Assessing Rwexit: the impact and implications of Rwanda’s withdrawal of its article 34(6) declaration before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
by Oliver Windridge
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Le mécanisme de garantie des droits de l’homme de la CEDEAO: entre emprunt et appropriation des instruments du système continental
par Robert Yougbaré
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Human rights in the African Union decision-making processes: An empirical analysis of states’ reaction to the Activity Reports of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
by Tilahun Adamu Zewudie
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II. SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE AFRICAN UNIONS’ THEME FOR 2018: THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

II. FOCUS SPECIAL SUR LE THEME DE L’UNION AFRICAINE POUR L’ANNEE 2018: LA LUTTE CONTRE LA CORRUPTION

Combating corruption-related illicit financial flows from Africa: legal approaches and challenges
by Jorum Duri
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L’hydre de la corruption dans les relations euro-africaines
par Adam Abdou Hassan
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Corruption and the right to vote in free and fair elections in Africa: is the will of the people on auction?
by Edward Kahuthia Murimi and Selemani Kinyunyu
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CASE COMMENTARIES

COMMENTAIRES DE DECISIONS

The (un)willingness to implement the recommendations of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: revisiting the Endorois and the Mamboleo decisions
by Derek Inman, Stefaan Smis, Ezéchiel Amani Cirimwami and Christian Bahati Bahalaokwibuye
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Will Konaté set African journalists free? Interrogating the promises of an emerging press freedom jurisprudence in African regional courts
by Nani Jansen Reventlow & Ségnonna Horace Adjolohoun
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Genocide denial and freedom of political expression in the Ingabire case
by Charles A Khamala
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Inclusive dialogue, freedom of speech in Rwanda and the milestone decision of the African Court in the matter of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza v Republic of Rwanda
by Sylvie Namwase
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La première décision au fond de la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples: l’affaire Yogogombaye c. Sénégal (15 décembre 2009)
par Blaise Tchikaya
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International advisory board

Comité consultatif international
Mohammed Bedjaoui
Emmanuel Decaux
Solomon A Dersso
Robert Dossou
Maya Sahli Fadel
Patricia Kameri-Mbote
Maurice Kamto
Tiyanjana Maluwa
Suzanne Ntyam Ondo Mengue
Benyam Mezmur
Rachel Murray
Gérard Niyungeko
Jean Salmon