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The African Charter of the Rights of Man and Peoples : Between Universalism and Regionalism

Africa is a continent known for its numerous crises and wars which
have triggered massive transfers of population, often to refugee camps,
but also for numerous violations of rights or liberties whose victims are
ordinary citizens and political leaders. Yet, it was only twenty years after
their independence that governments belatedly adopted, on 28 October
1981, an African Charter of the rights of man and peoples, whose main
characteristic is an attempt to reconcile regionalism and universalism
with regards to human rights. The paper analyzes some of the theoretical
and conceptual problematics raised by this Charter, together with
the perspectives regarding the rights of man at a time when a process of
democratization of political regimes has been engaged for a number of
years in African countries.

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Référence électonique : Alioune Badara FALL, "The African Charter of the Rights of Man and Peoples : Between Universalism and Regionalism", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°129, 129 - La démocratie en Afrique, p.77-100 . Consulté le 2020-08-08 07:40:04 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/The-African-Charter-of-the-Rights.html