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African Legal Research: Treaties


African Union

Charter of the OAU
Adopted 25 May 1963

General Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Organization of African Unity
Adopted and entered into force 25 October 1965, 1000 UNTS 394.

Phyto-Sanitary Convention for Africa
Adopted 13 September 1967, OAU Doc CAB/LEG/24.4/11, entered into force 6 October 1992.

African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Adopted 15 September 1968, 1001 UNTS 4, entered into force 16 June 1969.

Inter-African Convention Establishing an African Technical Co-operation Programme
Adopted 1 August 1975, OAU Doc CAB/LEG/23.1.

Cultural Charter for Africa
Adopted 5 July 1976, entered into force 19 September 1990.

OAU Convention for the Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa
Adopted 3 July 1977, 1490 UNTS 96, entered into force 22 April 1985.

Protocol on the African Investment Bank
Adopted 30 June 2009.

AU Non-Aggression and Common Defence Pact
Adopted 1 Jan 2005, entered into force 18 December 2009.

Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
Adopted 1 July 2003, entered into force 5 August 2006.

OAU Convention on Preventing and Combating Terrorism
Adopted 14 July 1999, 2219 UNTS 179, entered into force 6 December 2002.

Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa
Adopted 30 January 1991, 2101 UNTS 177, entered into force 22 April 1998.

Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community
Adopted 3 June 1991, enetered into force 12 May 1994.

African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
Adopted 11 April 1996, entered into force 15 July 2001.

African human rights instruments and related resources

African [Banjul] Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Adopted June 27, 1981, entered into force October 21, 1986.

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
OAU Doc CAB/LEG/24.9/49 (1990), entered into force 29 November 1999.

Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol)

Adopted by the 2nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union, Maputo, CAB/LEG/66.6 (13 September 2000); reprinted in 1 Afr Hum Rts LJ 40, entered into force 25 November 2005.

African Union Convention Governing Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa
1001 UNTS 45, entered into force 20 June 1974.

African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa
Adopted 23 October 2009.

African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance
Adopted 30 Jan 2007, entered into force 15 February 2012.

African Youth Charter
Adopted 2 July 2006, entered into force 8 August 2009.

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and People's Rights

Rules of Procedure of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Adopted 6 October 1995