Although the Organization of African Unity adopted a human rights charter in 1981, widespread serious human rights abuses continued. The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights established by the charter gathers information and makes recommendations to governments but lacks autonomy and was not given the power to enforce its decisions.
Human Rights in Africa: The Record, the Charter, and the PrioritiesFaculty Publications
DepartmentHistory and Philosophy
Citation InformationAdebayo, A. G., & Riggs, A. M. (1999). Human rights in Africa: The record, the charter, and the priorities. Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians, 20, 2053-92.