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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights is a treaty of international human rights law. It was adopted by the Organization of African Unity (today, African Union) on 27 July 1981 and came into force on 21 October 1986. The preamble confirms the authority of the charter of the United Nations. It also confirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The charter itself condemns apartheid, colonialism, neocolonialism and Zionism as violations of human rights.[1] Unlike the European Convention on Human Rights, the charter confirms economic, social and cultural rights. These include the right to work, and civil rights. It also confirms the rights to self-determination, economic development, natural resources and to a good environment.[2]

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  1. Roland Adjovi (5 November 2012). "5: Understanding The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights". Think Africa Press. Archived from the original on 5 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  2. "African Banjul Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, adopted June 27, 1981..." University of Minnesota Human Rights Library. Retrieved 20 March 2015.

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