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African Human Rights Law Journal Volume 11 No 2

"The content of this issue is divided into three parts. In the first part, special attention is given to the commemoration of 25 years since the entry into force of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter) on 21 October 1...

Evidence Obtained Through Violating the Right to Freedom from Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment in South Africa

"Although South African courts have expressly held that any evidence obtained through torture is always inadmissible, the author is unaware of a decision from a South African court to the effect that evidence obtained through cruel, inhuman and ...

A Rights-Based Approach to Environmental Protection: The Zimbabwean Experience

"Stemming from the common law, international law and statute, Zimbabwean law has always recognised the prominent role that environmental rights should play in the environmental regulatory framework. In theory, this was based on recognition of the ...

Public Participation in Decentralised Governments in Africa: Making Ambitious Constitutional Guarantees More Responsive

Following the example of South Africa, recently Kenya, Tunisia and Zimbabwe have adopted constitutions that contain bills of rights, embrace the ideals of decentralization and profess a commitment to participatory democracy. Different forms of ...

Striking a Balance between Community Norms and Human Rights: The Continuing Struggle of the East African Court of Justice

The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) finds itself in a difficult position, which this article exposes to a certain extent. The Court is barred as such from deciding on matters being faced with, that contains human rights allegations. The EAC...

Strengthening Constitutional Order and Upholding the Rule of Law in Central Africa: Reversing the Descent towards Symbolic Constitutionalism

Some of the challenges were examined in this article that have arisen as part of attempts during the past two decades to entrench a culture of constitutionalism and respect for law in Central Africa. It shows how, from a background of constitutio...

The Impact of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa on Violence against Women in six Selected Southern African Countries : An Advocacy Tool

"The aim of this publication is to contribute to popularisation of the Women’s Protocol, in this case with respect to its provisions relating to violence against women, by elaborating on the content and meaning of the relevant articles. Furthermor...

Gender Justice in Post Conflict Countries in East, Central and Southern Africa

"During a country's transition to peace, unique opportunities emerge to promote gender equality and gender justice, particularly in the context of peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction processes and structures. The articles in this m...

Human Rights under Threat : Four Perspectives on HIV, AIDS and the Law in Southern Africa

"The aim of this paper is to examine the existing HIV testing and counseling policies, particularly those aimed at the routine testing of individuals attending health institutions in the SADC region, and to consider the human rights implications o...

HIV AIDS and Human Rights in South Africa

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in South Africa as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in South Africa collected the relevant docume...

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Botswana

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Botswana as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Botswana collected the relevant documents, ans...

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Malawi

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guide-lines and court cases in Malawi as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Malawi collected the relevant documents, answer...

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Mozambique

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Mozambique as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Mozambique collected the relevant documents,...

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Namibia

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Namibia as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Namibia collected the relevant documents, answe...

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Zambia

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guide-lines and court cases in Zambia as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Zambia collected the relevant documents, answer...

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Swaziland

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Swaziland as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Swaziland collected the relevant documents, a...

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Zimbabwe

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Zimbabwe as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Zimbabwe collected the relevant documents, ans...

Africa Mediators’ Retreat 2013

"This meeting report provides a summary of the discussions and highlights the issues which emerged during the retreat. The fourth Africa Mediators’ Retreat, which brings together experienced peacemaking actors to discuss conflict-related issues re...

Overview Report of the Research Project by the International Labour Organization and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Constitutional and Legislative Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 24 African Countries

"This report provides the results of a research project by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Communities/Populations in Africa (African Commission Working Group), with the Cent...

Gender Justice in Post Conflict Countries in East, Central and Southern Africa

"The articles in this magazine offer fresh and analytical perspectives on topics ranging from the role of women in the Inter-Congolese peace process to the gender justice dimensions of the conflict in Darfur. New opportunities are explored as we c...

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