Reparations in the Practice of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Gino Naldi

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The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, which is mandated under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights with promoting and protecting human rights in Africa, has attracted considerable criticism for being an ineffectual body. One of the complaints is that the Charter based regime lacks an effective system of remedies. This paper examines whether this criticism is justified. An analysis of the jurisprudence of the African Commission proves that the Commission is patiently constructing a concept of reparations which has some similarities with that developed by the UN Human Rights Committee.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-693
Number of pages13
JournalLeiden Journal of International Law
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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