Promotion of Human Security in Africa: The Role of African Human Rights Institutions

"This study aims to examine the role of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AHRC) in the promotion of human security in Africa. It specifically addresses ways in which the human rights mechanisms used by these African human rights bodies for the protection and promotion of human rights contribute to the promotion of human security in Africa. It seeks to carry out this investigation within the framework of the relationship between human rights and human security.The study begins by examining the nexus between human rights and human security. Although the study of the role Promotion of human security in Africa of these human rights bodies in the promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights and their contribution to human security is fraught with difficulties, it is pursued to demonstrate the huge potential these two bodies have to contribute to human security in Africa."