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This book  retraces the evolution of the African Commission’s protection of human rights defenders as evidenced by its case law, statements, urgent appeals and resolutions. This is the first volume to analyse all the interventions of the commission on violations committed against all types of human rights defenders including lawyers, journalists,opposition politicians, pro-democracy activists, relatives of victims and other human rights activists.

A Human Rights Defenders’ Guide to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

© 2012 Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) /International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

ISBN 978-9983-9907-6-8 Print edition (IHRDA)

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