The African Human Rights Policy Papers is a series of concise, thoughtful and accessible papers published by the Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. The series runs from 2020. These papers set out key findings on contemporary topics related to human rights, good governance, social justice and democratisation in Africa. In some cases, the topics may extend to the broader range of issues related to the rule of law and international law. The primary aim of the papers is to provide policy guidance to relevant stakeholders and decision makers. Ancillary aims include: supporting advocacy campaigns, spreading knowledge, and sparking public debate on selected issues.
This African Human Rights Policy Papers series is one of the means by which the research and advocacy Units of the Centre for Human Rights, together with the self-standing Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) and the International Development Law Unit (IDLU), aim to disseminate their research findings in accessible language, targeting specific audiences.
African Human Rights Policy Paper 1
This is the first of the series: Disarmament, demobilisation & reintegration and the disarming of armed groups during armed conflict: Considerations of international law, policy and programming by Stuart Casey-Maslen, Oluwaseyitan Ayotunde Solademi and Josephat Muuo Kilonzo. A longer version of this paper was prepared for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2019.