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Breaking new ground : the need for a protocol to the African Charter on the abolition of the death penalty in Africa
(African Human Rights Law Journal, 2005)
The 1980s saw the drafting and adoption of international treaties on the abolition of the death penalty. In the European and Inter-American human rights systems, steps have been taken to abolish the death penalty by means ...
African Commission reaffirms protection of socio-economic rights in the African Charter
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2010)
In July 2010, the ruling of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Commission) in relation to communications 279/03 and 296/05 was made public, the decision having been adopted in May 2009. The ...
Fair Trial Rights and Their Relation to the Death Penalty in Africa
(International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 2006)
A fair trial is a basic element of the notion of the rule of law, and the principles of ‘due process’ and ‘the rule of law’ are fundamental to the protection of human rights. At the centre of any legal system, therefore, ...