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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Media Advisory Africa Human Rights Day High-Level Event - 21 October 2021



THEME: AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS 40 YEARS AFTER THE ADOPTION OF THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

 

WHAT:   Virtual Conference in commemoration of the Africa Human Rights Day

WHEN:    Thursday 21 October 2021; Time:  09:00 – 11: 30 Hours (GMT)

VENUE:   Virtual, Zoom Webinar link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_56h5IgKnQvaIyJlfT4kW4A

WHO:      

  • Head of State Party TBC [High-level Keynote Lecture]
  • H. E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission [Opening Statement]
  • Honourable Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights [Statement]
  • Hon Justice Imani Daud Aboud, President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights [Statement]
  • Honourable Joseph Ndayisenga, Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of Children in Africa [Statement]
  • Honourable Commissioner Rémy Ngoy Lumbu, Vice Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights [vote of thanks]

 

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights came into force on 21 October 1986. This date has been declared, and is celebrated annually as an African Human Rights Day.

By virtue of Article 30 of the African Charter, the ACHPR was established as an enforcement mechanism for the African Charter. The ACHPR is composed of eleven Commissioners, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity.

Further information on the ACHPR can be obtained from the ACHPR’s website at www.achpr.org.

 

FOR MORE COMMENTS:

 Ms. Lindiwe Khumalo, Ag. Executive Secretary
Tel: +220 4410 505 / 506; Email: achpr.stcincoming@africa-union.org

 

For media interested in participating please contact: Mr. Etwell Karikoga Karikogae@africa-union.org

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