Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence

Sixth Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Bloemfontein, South Africa, 3–5 September 1993

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One of an eightvolume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms.



Freedom of Expression and of the Press and the African Charter

The African Charter on Human And People Rights, like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and such Regional Instruments as the European Convention and the Inter-American Convention, made elaborate statements on human rights norms and principles. The African Charter goes beyond the other two Regional Covenants in that it contains corresponding duties of individuals and Member States. But it falls short of them in that it provides, for the enforcement machinery, for only the African Commission on Human Rights and courts in exercise of their domestic jurisdictions.


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