Amnesty International's observations on possible reform of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
This report, originally published in January 1993, proposes possible reforms to the African Charter to address shortcomings including that in some cases the express guarantees it contains fall short of international standards, and that methods established for ensuring that it is implemented suffer from a number of limitations on their effectiveness. Key implementation provisions requiring immediate improvements are found in Articles 58 and 59, but in addition other reforms could be considered, including strengthening substantive guarantees under Articles 60 and 61 and the possible addition of an African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights.
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