African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)
The ACHPR was inaugurated in 1987 to oversee and interpret the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (also known as the Banjul Charter). The Charter is a human rights instrument designed to champion the promotion and protection of human rights and basic freedoms in Africa.
Under the Charter, the ACHPR is charged with three major functions, the:
- Promotion of human and peoples’ rights
- Protection of human and peoples’ rights
- Interpretation of the Charter