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. The First Volume, which was published at the end of 2017, comprised 17 articles; and the Second Volume, containing a total of 21 contributions, was published in early 2019.

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 Premier Numéro paru à la fin de l’année 2017 comprenait 17 articles. Le Deuxième Numéro paru en début de l’année 2019 comprenait 21 articles.

ISSN: 2523-1367
EISSN: 2663-323X


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Latest Issue: African Human Rights Yearbook 2019


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I. ARTICLES FOCUSED ON ASPECTS OF THE AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM AND AFRICAN UNION HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS

I. ARTICLES PORTANT SUR LES ASPECTS DU SYSTÈME 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 la question des enfants soldats
par Junior Mumbala Abelungu
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L’émergence d’un juge électoral régional africain
par Sègnonna Horace Adjolohoun & Eric M. Ngango Youmbi
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O direito ao desenvolvimento como um direito fundamental: a sua proteção jurídica na União Africana e na ordem jurídica dos Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa
by  Aua Baldé,
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Le temps du procès et la sécurité juridique des requérants dans la procédure devant la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples
par Serges Frédéric Mboumegne Dzesseu
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Patterns of discrimination based on sexual orientation in Africa: is there a Lusophone exception?
by Rui Garrido
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Children’s right to sustainable development under the African human rights framework
by Samrawit Getaneh
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Journalism and human rights standards in Africa: reportage of violence against persons with albinism in Malawian newspapers
by Joe Mlenga
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Droits de l’homme et justice climatique en Afrique
par Daniel Owona
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Mental health and exploitation, violence and abuse: the domestication of articles 5 and 16 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Ghana and its implication for conventional and traditional mental healthcare
by Natalie Schuck
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The privacy awakening: the urgent need to harmonise the right to privacy in Africa
by Avani Singh & Micheal Power
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The settlement option: friend or foe to human rights protection in Africa?
by  Ismene Nicole Zarifis
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II ARTICLES RELATED TO THE THEME OF THE YEAR 2019: ‘REFUGEES, RETURNEES AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS: TOWARDS DURABLE SOLUTIONS TO FORCED DISPLACEMENT IN AFRICA’

ARTICLES PORTANT SUR LE THÈME DE L’ANNÉE 2019: « ANNÉE DES RÉFUGIÉS, DES RAPATRIÉS ET DES PERSONNES DÉPLACÉES: VERS DES SOLUTIONS DURABLES AUX DÉPLACEMENTS FORCÉS EN AFRIQUE »

The protection of climate refugees under the African human rights system: proposing a value-driven approach
by Michael Addaney, Ademola Oluborode Jegede &  Miriam Matinda
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The African Union Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in Africa: development, provisions and implementation challenges
by Romola Adeola
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La prévention de l’apatridie dans le système africain des droits de l’homme
par Renaud Fiacre Avlessi
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Legal protection of refugee children in Africa: positive aspects and shortcomings
by Cristianod’Orsi
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CASE COMMENTARIES

COMMENTAIRES DE DECISIONS

Entre imperium illimité et decidendi timoré: la réparation devant la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples
par Sègnonna Horace Adjolohoun & Sylvain Oré
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Le droit à l’autodétermination en tant que droit fondamental de l’homme et des peuples à la lumière de l’avis de la Cour internationale de Justice sur l’archipel des Chagos
by Rafaâ Ben Achour
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Commentaire de l’arrêt de la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples dans l’affaire Mariam Kouma et Ousmane Diabaté c. Mali
by Eric Bizimana
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Interrogating the status of amnesty provisions in situations of transition under the Banjul Charter: review of the recent jurisprudence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
by Solomon Dersso
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Silences that speak volumes: the significance of the African Court decision in APDF and IHRDA v Mali for women’s human rights on the continent
by Brenda K Kombo
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The Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Chagos: a critical overview
by Roopanand Mahadew
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State compliance with decisions of the African Court: the case of Alfred Agbesi Woyeme v Ghana
by Renee Aku Stitsofe Morhe & Richard Obeng Mensah
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A missed opportunity on the mandatory death penalty: a commentary on Dexter Eddie Johnson v Ghana at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
by Andrew Novak
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Is the African Court’s decision in Dexter Eddie v Ghana a missed opportunity? A reply to Andrew Novak
by Mwiza Jo Nkhata
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L’affaire Armand Guehi c.Tanzanie et la question du droit à l’assistance consulaire: l’intrusion d’une nouvelle préoccupation dans le corpus juridique des droits de l’homme en Afrique
by Nemlin Hie Arnaud Oulepo
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