Press Release on the Third Meeting of the Study Group on Freedom of Association in Africa

     

    The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights wishes to inform the general public that the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), in partnership with International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law and East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, will organize a meeting of the Study Group on Freedom of Association and Assembly from 19 - 21 March 2014 in Accra, Ghana.

    The meeting is being organized in conformity with Resolution ACHPR/Res.151 (XLVI) 09 on the need to conduct a study on freedom of association in Africa. The Study Group was established by the said Resolution with the mandate to conduct a study on laws governing freedom of association in Africa and practices that violate freedom of association. The mandate of the Study Group was broadened to include freedom of assembly and was renewed by Resolutions ACHPR/Res. 229 (LII) 12 and ACHPR/Res. 261 (LIV) 13 of the Commission.

     The meeting will be held under the supervision of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa. The objectives are as follows:

     -          Consider and adopt the draft report prepared by the Study Group;

    -          Prepare the draft guidelines on freedom of association and assembly in Africa.

     The Study Group on Freedom of Association and Assembly in Africa will submit its report to the Commission at its 55th Ordinary Session scheduled for 28 April - 12 May 2014 in Luanda, Angola.

     

    For more information please contact:

     

    Secretariat, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

    31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District

    Western Region, P.O. Box 673, Banjul, The Gambia

    Tél: (220) 441 05 05, 441 05 06

    Fax: 220 4410504

    Email: au-banjul@africa-union.org

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      Date: 11 March 2014

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