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Africa: Human Rights "Commissions" Have Little Effect; State-Sponsored Bodies Often Silent on Abuses

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22 February 2001

Africa: Human Rights "Commissions" Have Little Effect; State-Sponsored Bodies Often Silent on Abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch

A rapid growth in government-sponsored human rights commissions across Africa has not generally led to better human rights protection, Human Rights Watch charged in a major new study released today.

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1 January 2001

full report: "Protectors or Pretenders: Government Human Rights Commissions in Africa"

Author: Human Rights Watch

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