THE PROMOTION OF THE AFRICAN HUMAN AND PEOPLES' RIGHTS SYSTEM IN THE GAMBIA, A CROSS CULTURAL & AFRICOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
AuthorLedbetter Jr, Clyde Ledbetter,
AdvisorAsante, Molefi Kete, 1942-
Committee memberMazama, Ama, 1961-
DepartmentAfrican American Studies
SubjectAfrican American Studies
African Human Rights
Human Rights Law
Human Rights Organizations
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AbstractPrimarily, this study seeks to examine the means and effectiveness of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, African human and Peoples' rights organizations, and the government of the Gambia in their efforts to propagate the institutions and legal instruments of the African Human and Peoples' Rights System (AHPRS) in general and the rights and duties of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights in the country of The Gambia in particular since the Charter came into force in 1986. The work explores the history of the AHPRS from ancient conceptions of rights and duties within Classical Africa to its formal establishment in the 1980s and 1990s with emphasis placed on the particular political and social history of The Gambia. Further, the work presents and analyzes the work of three African human rights organizations operating within The Gambia and offers an Afrocentric critique of the promotion of the African Human and Peoples' Rights System.
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