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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Press release on the promotion mission to the Republic of Djibouti

The African Commission on Human Rights and Peoples' Rights (the Commission) informs the general public that on the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Djibouti, delegation of the Commission comprising Honourable Commissioner kayitesi Zainabo Sylvie, Chairperson of the Commission and Commissioner  in charge of monitoring, promoting and protecting human rights in the Republic of Djibouti as well as Chairperson of the Working Group on the Death Penalty and Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary killings in Africa, Honourable Commissioner Maya Sahli- Fadel, Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa, and Honourable Commissioner Soyota Maiga, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa and Chairperson of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa, will undertake a human rights promotion mission in Djibouti from 25 to 31 May 2015

This mission will be conducted pursuant to Article 45 (1) of the African Charter on Human Human and Peoples' Rights (the African Charter) under the Commission’s promotion mandate. 

The objectives of the mission will include promoting the African Charter and other regional and international human rights legal instruments; strengthen relations between the Commission and the Republic of Djibouti in the area of promotion and protection of human rights. 

During the mission, the delegation will meet officials from relevant Government, ministries, civil society organisations, a cross-section of human rights actors in the country, as well as other individuals and institutions who may enlighten the Commission on the general human rights situation in the Republic of Djibouti. 

At the end of the mission, preliminary observations will be made to the competent authorities and a press conference will be organized. The delegation will present the findings of the mission in a detailed report which will be considered at a future session of the Commission. 

Banjul 23 May 2015


For further information, please contact:
The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’Rights
31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District
Western Region.
P.o Box 673 Banjul, The Gambia
Tel: 220 4410505/6
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