Climate change, human rights and the response of the African human rights system: focus on the African commission and the court on human and peoples’ rights
The article argues that the response of the African Human Rights System (AHRS) to climate change is inadequate due to some identified shortcomings and the Commission and the Courts can enhance climate activism by adopting some innovative measures. Drawing on relevant primary and secondary data, the article underscores the suitability of a human rights-based approach to fighting climate change with a focus on the measures that the Commission and the Courts can adopt in order to enhance the response of the AHRS to climate change. A key recommendation is that the limitations that weaken the response of the AHRS to
climate change should be dealt with through some innovative measures that can be adopted by the Commission and the Court.