Regional instruments

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

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African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

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African Convention on Displaced Persons

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African Convention on Displaced Persons

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The Convention contains African regional standards regulating the procedures and basis rights of persons who are internally displaced due to conflicts, natural catastrophe and for other reasons. It is an extremely important document in the African context where conflict recurrence exacerbates the situation of persons who are displaced.

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African Women's Protocol

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African Women's Protocol

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This is the African regional instrument which contains standards envisaging the protection of women, generally. Its provisions confer women (including the girl child) substantive protection against discrimination and cultural practices that are harmful (e.g. female genital mutilation).

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African Youth Charter

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African Youth Charter

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The African Youth Charter is a comprehensive regional instrument that sets out standards envisaging the promotion and protection of youth, generally. The Charter enjoins African states to adopt measures to promote the advancement of African youth. Among others, the Charter contains provisions that speaks to the need to promote access to education and promote employment for the youth.

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