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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information


The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression was established by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights with the adoption of Resolution 71 at the 36th Ordinary Session held in Dakar, Senegal from 23rd November to 7th December 2004. The mandate calls for the Special Rapporteur to

  1. analyse national media legislation, policies and practice within Member States;
  2. monitor their compliance with freedom of expression standards and advise Member States accordingly;
  3. undertake investigative missions to Member States where reports of massive violations of the right to freedom of expression are made and make appropriate recommendations to the African Commission;
  4. undertake country missions and any other promotional activity that would strengthen the full enjoyment of the right to freedom of expression in Africa;
  5. make public interventions where violations of the right of freedom of expression have been brought to his/her attention; keep a proper record of violations of the right of freedom of expression and publish this in his/her reports submitted to the African Commission; and
  6. submit reports at each ordinary session of the African Commission on the status of the enjoyment of the right to freedom of expression in Africa.

 

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From May 12 to May 26 , 2010

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From May 07 to May 22 , 2008

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50th Ordinary Session

From October 24 to November 05 , 2011

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46th Ordinary Session

From November 11 to November 25 , 2009

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44th Ordinary Session

From November 10 to November 24 , 2008

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