Transitional Justice in Africa: What's Human Rights Got to Do with It?

Transitional Justice in Africa: What's Human Rights Got to Do with It?

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights has the potential to play a significant role in the development of holistic transitional justice approaches by providing a framework for states based on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and related regional human rights instruments. This policy brief presents ways in which the African Commission's 2019 Study on Transitional Justice and Human and Peoples' Rights in Africa develops a comprehensive human rights-based framework for transitional justice processes on the continent, as well as ways in which transitional justice can be mainstreamed in the African Commission's own work.

 

Policy brief - TJ in Africa and Human Rights - Boshoff 2021
Elsabé Boshoff
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Elsabé Boshoff is a PhD Candidate at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo. She previously worked with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. She is a co-editor of Governance, Human Rights and Political Transformation in Africa (Palgrave Macmillan).

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