International human rights law in africa second edition frans viljoen comprehensive and accessible overview of human rights protection in africa including analysis of all relevant international regional and national human rights organisations and instruments. Four themes are followed throughout the book the principle of uti possidetis the tensions in the modern post colonial african state poverty and the interrelationship between national and international human rights protection. The body of international human rights law continues to grow evolve and further elaborate the fundamental rights and freedoms contained in the international bill of human rights addressing . An introduction to international human rights law part ii the global level 2 the role of united nations organs and agencies in realizing human rights in africa 3 the united nations treaty based human rights system and africa part iii the regional level 4 the african regional architecture and human rights 5. Since the establishment of the african union in 2001 there has been a proliferation of regional institutions that are relevant to human rights in africa these include the pan african parliament the peace and security council the economic social and cultural council and the african peer review mechanism of the new partnership for africas development
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