Monitoring And Documenting Human Rights Violations in Africa. Edited by Amnesty International & CODESRIA. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2000, 88 p., ISBN 9782869780798Number of visits: 441
The incidence of human rights violations in Africa remains a cause for concern despite the signing of The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights in 1986. Deregulation and privatisation in response to global economic pressures and interests have led to growing social and economic equalities, and increasing human rights abuses. Public intolerance towards crime, with attendant acceptance of ill treatment, torture and the death penalty has also played its part.
This practical problem-solving handbook and the accompanying booklets combine the experiences of human rights defenders who present a step- by-step guide for monitoring and investigating abuses. Its aim is to strengthen and professionalise human rights work throughout the world. Its philosophy derives from the Swahili word refering to both truth and fact. The booklets and accompanying handbook are available as a set.
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