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The Human Rights System, Activist Forces, and International Institutions by Obiora Okafor (London, Cambridge University Press, 2007. xiv + 336 pp. Hardback £58.00, ISBN 978-0-521-869065) Yemisi Dina ……………………… Professor Henry Steiner et al in the book International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals: Texts and Materials described the African System as the “newest, least developed or effective…..most distinctive and most controversial”. However the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights even though in its infancy has managed to be an effective international human rights instrument according to the findings of the study conducted by Professor Obiora Okafor in his book The African Human Rights System, Activist Forces And International Institutions . The book is a testamentary evidence of some of the achievements of this system through the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The African continent is faced with a number of regional obstacles but Okafor has contributed his well researched work to scholarship by documenting some of the critical issues in the area of international human rights which cannot be found anywhere else. The book can also serve as casebook on African MLS, LL.B., M.A., B.A.; Associate Librarian/Head of Public Services, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2009 © The Africa Law Institute; all rights reserved. Cite as: 3 Afr. J. of Leg. Stud. (2009) 137-139. AJLS is a free peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal published by The Africa Law Institute. To download or comment on current articles, sign-up for future issues or submit a manuscript, please visit <http://www.africalawinstitute.org/ajls>. Each issue of the journal is also available to subscribed
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