The Status of Amnesty Provisions in Situations of Transition Under the African Charter

This policy paper presents a review of the analysis of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on the legal validity of amnesty provisions under the African Charter. It examines how the obiter dictum of the Commission in Thomas Kwoyelo v. Uganda advances its jurisprudence on amnesty and the parameters the Commission has set for evaluating amnesty provisions.


Policy paper - Amnesty Provisions in Transitions under the African Charter - Dersso 2021
Solomon Dersso

Solomon Dersso is Commissioner of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and Chair of the Working Group on Extractive Industries in Africa & Focal Person on Transitional Justice in Africa.

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