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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The protectors: human rights commissions and accountability in East Africa
Editor:Peter, Chris MainaISNI
City of publisher:Kampala
Publisher:Fountain Publishers
Geographic terms:East Africa
Subjects:human rights
Bill of Rights
human rights institutions
Abstract:This collective volume combines the presentations made at two workshops organized by Kituo Cha Katiba, also known as the Eastern Africa Centre for Constitutional Development, in Arusha, in 2004 and 2006, as part of its project on advocacy for an East African human rights jurisprudence. The first workshop focussed on economic, social and cultural rights in the constitutions of East African countries and the importance and functions of national human rights commissions or institutions in their enforcement. The second workshop examined the Bills of Rights of the East African countries in the context of the proposed East African Bill of Rights. Both workshops were intended to enable human rights commissions in the region to share experiences in light of the need for common mechanisms of operation and uniform standards amongst human rights commissions in view of the proposed extension of the jurisdiction of the East African Court of Justice to encompass human rights issues. App.: The Paris principles relating to the status and functioning of national institutions for protection and promotion of human rights (1993); the Draft East African Bill of Rights (2007); Bills of Rights of each of the East African countries: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar. Contributing authors: Mohamed Ramia Abdiwawa, Solomy Balungi Bossa, Ezra Chiloba, Pierre de Vos, Jean Marie Vianney Gashirabake, Edith Kibalama, Mary Massay, Raya Issa Msellem, Maria Nassali, Chris Maina Peter, John Eudes Ruhangisa, Margaret Sekaggya. [ASC Leiden abstract]