January 17
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African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

This commission is in charged of the protection and promotion of human rights, and to provide interpretation to the African Charter on human rights issues.

The African Charter established the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). The Commission was inaugurated on 2 November 1987 in Ethiopia.

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) is an organ of the African Union established to promote and protect human rights and collective (peoples’) rights throughout the African continent. It also interprets the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and considers individual complaints of violations of the Charter. The Commission’s mandate includes conducting research, organizing seminars and conferences on human rights, and providing recommendations to governments on human rights issues.

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