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Title:A critical review of the jurisprudence of the African Commission on the right to development
Authors:Djoyou Kamga, Serges AlainISNI
Fombad, Charles MangaISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Law (ISSN 0021-8553)
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
right to development
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021855313000077
Abstract:This article critically examines the jurisprudence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the African Commission) on the right to development (RTD). Notwithstanding the controversy over the RTD, it is binding in the African human rights system and has been the focus of a number of cases that have come before the African Commission. After briefly examining the historical and theoretical framework of the RTD, the article focuses on the meaning of the right and its duty bearers at the national and international levels. After analysing several cases decided by the African Commission, the article concludes that the RTD is an important composite right that can provide scope, at both an individual and a collective level, for marginalized groups in society to assert their human rights. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]