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African Commission adopts General Comment No.3 on the right to life

last modified Jul 06, 2017 09:24 AM
24th November 2015


CGHR welcomes the fact that during its 57th Ordinary Session, which concluded today in Banjul, The Gambia, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights confirmed the adoption of General Comment No.3 to the African Charter.

The General Comment does not create new law but rather provides the Commission’s authoritative interpretations of the obligations concerning the right to life, protected by Article 4 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Charter). It is designed to guide the implementation of those legal standards and to ensure the coherent application to a range of practical situations.

The full text of General Comment No.3 can be found here.

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