Launch of the Second Volume of the African Human Rights Yearbook

2019-02-07
Launch of the Second Volume of the African Human Rights Yearbook

The second volume of the African Human Rights Yearbook will be launched on 9 February, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission), and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children’s Rights Committee) jointly initiated the African Human Rights Yearbook as a means of engaging with African scholars and other actors working on issues related to the adoption, application, interpretation and implementation of the human rights law and norms of the African Union.

The first edition of the African Human Rights Yearbook was published in 2017. The second edition furthers the objective of the Yearbook and expands upon the scope of the first publication. The 2018 edition contains 21 articles, divided into three distinct sections. The first section contains academic articles on various aspects of the general human rights situation in Africa, with particular reference to the African human rights system, its norms and institutions. The second section is devoted to fighting corruption, the African Union's central focus for 2018. 2018 was declared the ‘African Year of Anti-Corruption’ by the governments of the African Union, with the theme ‘Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation’. Thus, the academic discussions found in this section of the Yearbook complement this focus of the African Union's work in 2018. The third section of the 2018 Yearbook examines the case law of the three African Union human rights bodies: the African Court, the African Commission, and the African Children’s Rights Committee.

More information about the Yearbook and the launch of the second volume can be found here.