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This section of this book presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to the study of African Union (AU) human rights. The book deals with institutional and normative issues relating to the protection of human rights, good governance and the public interest in South Africa. It focuses on Kader Asmal's self-described "second home", Ireland. The chapter opens with an assessment of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). Obiora Okafor begins by providing a comprehensive overview of the SAHRC, one of the institutions whose establishment under the new constitution Kader Asmal had strongly championed.

Keywords: African Union (AU) human rights; Kader Asmal; South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)



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