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2014
African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)
Addis Ababa
Africa
ACERWC Tribune;Vol 1 Issue 1 April 2014

History shows that discussions leading to the formulation of the African human rights system began as early as 1961 when the International Commission of Jurists convened the African Conference on the Rule of Law in Lagos, Nigeria. At the end of the Conference a resolution, commonly called the ‘Law of Lagos’, was adopted. The resolution invites African governments to study the possibility of adopting an African Convention of Human Rights which would be safeguarded by a creation of a court of appropriate jurisdiction. Accordingly, in 1969, a seminar was organized in Cairo to study the possibility of the establishment of regional commissions on human rights with special reference to Africa. After that, various seminars and conferences were held which discussed the possibility of establishing a regional human rights protection system in Africa

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