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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Fact Sheet # 1 on Reprisal in Africa



CONTENTS

FOREWORD ....................................................................................................................... 3
PART I - INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE NOTE .................................................... 5
PART II – COMMUNICATION POLICY BETWEEN THE FOCAL POINT ON REPRISALS OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS, POTENTIAL VICTIMS AND STATES PARTIES .......................................... 9
I. General principles ..............................................................................................................9
II. Operational practice ...........................................................................................................9
A. Receiving and assessing allegations....................................................................................... 9
B. Investigations .......................................................................................................................... 10
C. Preventive measures .............................................................................................................. 10
III. Complementary measures ............................................................................................ 13
IV. Confidentiality .............................................................................................................. 13
V. Report of the Focal Point to the Commission ................................................................. 13
A. Annual Report ......................................................................................................................... 13
B. Compendium of good practices ........................................................................................... 13
VI. Monitoring of the communication procedure ............................................................. 13
VII. Dissemination of the communication procedure ....................................................... 14
PART III – REFERRAL TO THE FOCAL POINT .......................................................... 15