Is regional trade the key to human rights enforcement in Africa?

Trade between African countries is now scant, but could increase significantly once new WTO rules are implemented. That could present an opportunity to link regional trade with enforcement of human rights commitments through the African Union, some African civil society leaders argue.

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  • Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a former global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid, and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the U.S., and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.