Introduction: the African Charter and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Germain Baricako; 1. The African Union and the regional human rights system Gino Naldi; 2. The reporting mechanism of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights Malcolm Evans and Rachel Murray; 3. Communications under the African Charter: procedure and admissibility Frans Viljoen; 4. Evidence and fact finding by the African Commission Rachel Murray; 5. Civil and political rights in the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights: Articles 1-7 Bronwen Manby; 6. Civil and political rights in the African Charter: Articles 8-14 Kolawole Olaniyan; 7. Group rights Clive Baldwin and Cynthia Morel; 8. The role of non-governmental organisations and national human rights institutions at the African Commission Nobuntu Mbelle; 9. A view from inside: the role of the Secretariat Fiona Adolu; 10. The special rapporteurs in the African system Rachel Murray; 11. Working groups of the African Commission and their role in developing the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights Bahame Tom Mukirya Nyanduga; 12. Creation of a new Court of Justice and Human Rights Ibrahima Kane and Ahmed C. Motala; 13. Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa Fareda Banda.
Malcolm Evans OBE is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. Rachel Murray is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Bristol.