The additional protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights: indications of capacity for African municipal systems

  • NI Aniekwu


Aniekwu Nkolika Ijeoma notes that, in July 2003, the African Union adopted a landmark treaty, the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, which significantly advances human rights protections to better reflect and incorporate women’s experiences. It presents a tremendous opportunity for women’s rights advocates in Africa, being the first regional human rights treaty to explicitly articulate women’s right to abortion in specified circumstances.

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