MEDIA ADVISORY


30th Anniversary Celebrations: Celebrating 30 Years of the Establishment of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Representatives of the media are invited to cover the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

What:              The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) is hosting the 30th Anniversary Celebrations: Celebrating 30 Years of the Establishment of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

When:             The celebrations will take place from 1 to 4 November 2017 from 09h to 13:30h, during the 61st Ordinary Session of the Commission, scheduled to take place from 1 to 15 November 2017.

Where:            Banjul, The Gambia

Who:               The event will bring together different human rights stakeholders including representatives of States Parties, AU Organs, RECs, UN agencies, EC, IACHR, NGOs, NHRIs, Academics, Students, Religious Leaders, Traditional Chiefs and the Media.

Why:               The overarching objective of the commemoration is to assess the significance/impact of the Commission’s work since its inception by raising awareness on its mandate, highlighting its achievements and challenges, assessing its prospects, and proposing how to move the human rights agenda forward

The specific objectives are to:

a)    assess the Commission’s work since its inception and evaluate the impact of its achievements;

b)    build awareness and improve knowledge about the Commission’s mandate and work over the past 30 years;

c)     contribute understanding on the achievements, challenges and perspectives of the Commission, vis-à-vis its role of implementing the rights contained in the Africa Charter;

d)    provide a forum for constructive engagement between the Commission and various stakeholders working in the field of human rights;

e)    Establish ways of building a more cohesive future for the Commission and reflect opportunities for the promotion and protection of human rights under the African Charter; and

f)     showcase the Commission’s work through its various publications.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Etwell KARIKOGA at the following address:

karikogae@africa-union.org copying au-banjul@africa-union.org  

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    Date: 12 October 2017

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