African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

Organization type
Courts and tribunals
Main activity
Reporting/monitoring
Organization contact links

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) is a quasi-judicial body tasked with promoting and protecting human rights throughout Africa. In addition to performing any other tasks which may be entrusted to it by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, the Commission is officially charged with three major functions: the protection of human and peoples’ rights, the promotion of human and peoples’ rights, and the interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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Headquarter

Banjul, Gambia

Geographical scope of work/action

Regional

Region or country(s) of operation

Africa

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