Implementation of the Findings of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Rachel Murray, Debra Long

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

25 Citations (Scopus)


An 'implementation crisis' has been identified in the enforcement of rulings of UN and regional human rights bodies, and fundamental but crucial questions remain unanswered: what exactly does it mean to implement and comply with international and regional human rights decisions, and what factors influence whether a state implements and complies or not? Much more is now known about the work of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, but a gap still exists in the literature on the implementation of the findings of the Commission. This book draws upon the data and evaluation from a four-year research project, analysing the range of pronouncements of the African Commission, including its decisions on individual communications, provisional measures, resolutions, and promotional and protective mission reports. It investigates the extent to which states implement these findings and examines how that implementation is monitored by others.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages314
ISBN (Print)9781107054929
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2015


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