African Journal of Political Science

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Human Rights and the African Renaissance

Kenneth A. Acheampong


This article examines the idea of African renaissance in relation to the teaching of human rights in African schools. It explores the connection between the African Renaissance and human rights, and whether there is a specific African concept of human rights. In the light of these discussions, the article sketches a perspective that should underpin the teaching of human rights a task that the African Charter on Human & Peoples\' Rights, 1981 obligates its States Parties to undertake.

(A. J. of Political Science: 2001 5(1): 105-123)
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