The African Peer Review Mechanism and Human Rights: The First Reviews and the Way Forward

Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 30, pp. 41-75, 2008

35 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2009

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Magnus Killander

Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Date Written: January 1, 2008

Abstract

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), one of the spin-offs of the African development framework, NEPAD, offers a unique approach to the monitoring of agreed norms of political, economic, and corporate governance in Africa. This article analyzes the APRM structure and process with a focus on how the APRM could complement other efforts to realize the African Union objective of promotion and protection of human rights. The country review reports on Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda are analyzed from a human rights perspective.

Suggested Citation

Killander, Magnus, The African Peer Review Mechanism and Human Rights: The First Reviews and the Way Forward (January 1, 2008). Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 30, pp. 41-75, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1357323

Magnus Killander (Contact Author)

Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria ( email )

Pretoria, 0002
South Africa

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