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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Second meeting of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa


The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Secretariat) wishes to inform the general public that, from 20 to 22 March 2012, it will be organizing the second meeting of its Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa (the Working Group) in Pretoria, South Africa.

This meeting, which is part of the promotion mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (The African Commission) is being organized within the framework of Article 45 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and Resolution ACHPR/Res148(XLVI)09 which calls on the Working Group to, inter alia, examine the impact of extractive industries in Africa within the context of the African Charter.

Honourable Commissioner Pacifique Manirakiza, Chairperson of the Working Group will lead the deliberations, while a Legal Officer from the Secretariat of the African Commission will facilitate the Group’s work.

Banjul, 7 March 2012

For further information on the meeting, please contact:
Eva Heza
Legal Officer
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District
Western Region, P.O. Box 673, Banjul, The Gambia
Email: au-banjul@africa-union.org, EvaHeza@gmail.com