The meeting, which is part of the ACHPR’s promotional mandate, is being organised in accordance with Article 45 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and also in order to give effect to ACHPR/Res143 (XXXXV) 09, that requires the Working Group to, amongst other things, articulate the rights of older persons and people with disabilities in Africa and draft texts to promote the rights of this segment of Africa’s population.
The Meeting of the Working Group is intended to undertake an audit of the current work of the Working Group and map out the future direction of the Group’s work. This involves, among other things, two main dimensions, namely:
- finalising the elaboration of the draft Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons, with a view to having the Protocol ready for presentation to the ACHPR at its next Ordinary Session; and
- considering how best to deal with the issue of people with disabilities, including reviewing the draft Protocol on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
Banjul, 3rd August 2010
For further information on the workshop, please contact:
Mr. Sheikh Tijan Hydara
At African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
31 Bijilo Annex lay-out, Kombo North District
P.O Box 673, Banjul, The Gambia
Tel: +220 4410505/4410506
Fax: +220 4410504