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International Media Law and Related Human Rights

African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

The African Union is an international organization consisting of member states in the African continent. The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, which protects human rights and basic freedoms in the African continent, entered into force on 21 October 1986. This convention protects freedom of expression in Article 9. 

Commentary on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

Scholarly commentaries provide article-by-article analysis of a convention, including citations to relevant cases, travaux préparatoires (preparatory works), and other documents. 

Jurisprudence

Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights established the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression (later renamed as the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa). The webpage for the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information provides access to key documents, news, press releases, adopted resolutions, mission reports, and intersession activity reports.