Commentaries provide article-by-article analysis of treaties and include citations to relevant jurisprudence, preparatory works, and other documents. The following commentary is available electronically through Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law. The complete list of titles included in this collection is available here.
You can find additional commentaries by searching on NUsearch, our library catalog, for keywords such as [name of treaty] + commentary (example: African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights commentary).
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights interpret and apply the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and other African regional human rights instruments.
To find jurisprudence from the African human rights system:
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