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Patching the 'legal black hole': The extraterritorial reach of states' human rights duties in the African human rights system

Bulto, Takele


This article analyses (the scope of) the legal obligations owed by African states under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights directly to residents of third states in Africa in the realisation of such non-residents' human and peoples' rights guaranteed in the premier continental human rights instrument. The central question is whether a state owes the quartet layers of obligations (to 'respect, protect, promote and fulfil') for the realisation of Charter-based guarantees only to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: South African Journal on Human Rights


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