frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What are human and peoples’ rights?


What is the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and what does it do?


What is the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter)?


Which rights are protected under the African Charter?


Which countries have ratified the African Charter?


How can I get information about the ACHPR and its activities?


What is the Secretariat?


How can I report a human rights violation?


How can I find information on my country regarding its engagement with the ACHPR?


How can I contact the ACHPR?


What is the format for preparing a state report?


What are special mechanisms?


What are communications?


What are missions?


What are letters of appeal?


How can an NGO acquire observer status?


How can a national human rights institution obtain affiliate status?