The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights


The charter recognises universally accepted civil and political rights, including the rights to non-discrimination, equality, life and personal integrity. The Charter also recognises freedoms of religion, information and expression, association and assembly, movement, political participation, freedom from slavery, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The Charter further recognises certain economic, social and cultural rights, and overall, is considered to place significant emphasis on these rights

Human Rights

The Organization of African Unity adopted the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (Also known as the Banjul Charter) in 1981 and it was enforced on 21" October 1986. Thus 21" October is the African Human Rights day. As of April 2013, all Member States of the African Union (AU) have ratified...


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