African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Charter established the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Commission was inaugurated on 2 November 1987 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Commission’s Secretariat has subsequently been located in Banjul, The Gambia. In addition to performing any other tasks which may be entrusted to it by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, the Commission is officially charged with three major functions:

  • Protection of human and peoples’ rights
  • Promotion of human and peoples’ rights
  • Interpretation of the African Charter

The Commission consists of 11 members elected by the AU Assembly from experts nominated by the state parties to the Charter.

Intersex Awareness Day 2016

Speaking ahead of Intersex Awareness Day on 26 October, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts is calling for an urgent end to human rights violations against intersex children and adults. They urge Governments to prohibit harmful medical practices on intersex children, including unnecessary surgery and treatment without their informed consent, and sterilization.

2020-08-04T11:15:53+00:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: ACHPR, CAT, CEDAW, CESCR, COE, CRC, CRPD, HRC, OAS, UN|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ACHPR – ECOSOC Rights in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Guidelines And Principles On Economic, Social And Cultural Rights In The African Charter On Human And Peoples' Rights, adapted October 24 , 2011

Go to Top