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CARTES RODRIGUEZ, Juan Bautista. The African Court on Human and Peoples: Towards an Africa in Peace?. Anu. Mex. Der. Inter [online]. 2017, vol.17, pp.251-289. ISSN 1870-4654.

In this article we will analyze one of the less known regional courts of human rights protection to the western world: the African Court on Human Rights and People’s Rights (AfCHPR). Although it was created in 2004, it was not until recent years that it has irrefutably protected human rights in Africa. This attitude has caused, despite the difficult challenges to be faced, that both the civil society as well as pro human rights and academic bodies to put their hope in this institution in order to end the impunity that reigns in said continent, following the steps of its sibling continents: America and Europe.

Keywords : Human rights in Africa; AfCHPR; African Commission; African Binding Legal precedent.

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