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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Press Release for the Promotional Mission to the Republic of Namibia

The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights wishes to inform the general public that at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Namibia, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission) will undertake a Promotional Mission to the Republic of Namibia from 24 - 27 August 2009.

The Mission, which is part of the Commission’s promotion mandate, is being undertaken in accordance with Article 45 (1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, with the objective of engaging with relevant stakeholders to among other things, exchange views on ways and means of enhancing the enjoyment of human rights in the country.

The Mission will be undertaken by Commissioner Pansy Tlakula, Member of the African Commission responsible for the promotion of human rights in Namibia, and the African Commission’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in African. She will be accompanied by Mrs Aminata Jawara-Manga, Legal Officer at the Secretariat of the African Commission.

During the Mission, the delegation will meet with a cross-section of human rights actors in the country, especially those working in the field of human rights: including in particular, relevant government officials, members of parliament, members of the judiciary, the police, civil society organisations, political party leaders, and other individuals or institutions capable of enlightening the African Commission on the human rights situation in Namibia.

At the end of the mission, the preliminary findings will be discussed with the relevant government authorities. A Press Conference will also be held to brief the press and the general public on these findings.

For further information, please contact:
The Secretariat of the African Commission
31 Bijilo Annex Layout, 
Kombo North District 
Western Region.
PO Box 673 
The Gambia 
Tel: 220 4410505/6 Fax: 220 4410504 
E-mail: achpr@achpr.org or bsec@achpr.org or Secretary@achpr.org