The "African Charter on Human and People's Rights" (1986) provided for "mechanisms to promote and protect the rights of the African people". This gave birth to the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies. Its activities so far have not been very far reaching. Last website update 2004. [editors ilissAfrica]
The aim of the FIDH is to obtain effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of Human Rights abuse and the prosecution of those responsible. It has four priorities
* Protecting Human Rights, assisting victims,
* Mobilising the community of States,
* Supporting local NGO's capacity for action,
* Raising awareness. ... [according to site editor's information]
The APT is an international NGO which envisions a world in which no one is subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The APT has been leading the international campaign for the adoption, entry into force and effective implementation of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT), an international legal instrument which seeks to open all places of detention to international and national scrutiny. The APT's multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team has expertise in training, providing legal advice, developing practical tools, facilitating exchanges and advocating for preventive measures and mechanisms.
APT has prevention activities in many African countries. ... [according to site editor's informtion; editors ilissAfrica]