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Excellences ladies and gentlemen, colleagues and friends, all protocols duly observed,
A very good morning to you all!
First, I would like to express my sincere regret at the fact that I am not able to join you in this first high-level dialogue on Human Rights between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) owing to flight arrangement difficulties. I would also like to thank the organizers of this event for their invitation.
La Communication africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (La Commission africaine) est vivement préoccupée par les évènements qui ont actuellement cours en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) suite aux violences qui ont eu lieu les lundi 19 et mardi 20 septembre 2016 en RDC, en particulier à Kinshasa.
At the invitation of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and in accordance with Article 45(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Charter), a Delegation of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) undertook a human rights promotion mission in the DRC from 6 to 12 August 2016.
The Delegation was composed of:
La Rapporteure Spéciale sur la situation des défenseurs des droits de l’homme en Afrique, Me Reine Alapini-Gansou et le Rapporteur Spécial sur les prisons et conditions de détention en Afrique, Commissaire Med S.K. Kaggwa notent avec grande préoccupation la détérioration de la situation des droits de l’homme en République Démocratique du Congo à la suite des manifestations survenues après l’adoption le 17 janvier 2015 par la Chambre basse du parlement, du projet de loi modifiant la Loi Electorale de 2006.
The Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa, Mrs. Reine Alapini-Gansou, and the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa, Commissioner Med S.K. Kaggwa, are deeply concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in DRC, in particular the number of arrests and detentions following the protests that took place after the adoption on 17 January 2015, by Parliament of the Bill to amend the 2006 Electoral Law (the Bill).
Recalling its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples’ rights in Africa under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter);
Recalling Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which guarantees the right to health, Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Article 16 of the African Charter;
The Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa, Commissioner ReineAlapini-Gansou, is deeply concerned about the situation of women human rights defenders in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She notes that Ms Médiatrice Riziki and Ms Angélique Navura of the organisation Ensemble pour la Paix et l'Encadrement des Femmes en Milieu Rural (EPEFMR) were abducted between 13 and 17 July 2014 in Kiliba, Uvira, in South Kivu.
Banjul, 14 th September 2010
The Special Rapporteur of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) on Human Rights Defenders in Africa, Mr. Mohamed Béhir Khalfallah expresses its deep concern following the information received regarding the abduction and submission to abuse of human right defenders.
According to information received by the ACHPR , Sylvester Bwire Kyah, Chairman of civil society in Masisi territory, was abducted on 24 August 2010, following his drafting and signing an open letter to Congolese President Joseph Kabila, on 30 July 2010.
Banjul, le 14 Septembre 2010
· Le Rapporteur Spécial de la Commission Africaine des Droits de l'Homme et des Peuples (CADHP) sur les Défenseurs des Droits de l'Homme en Afrique, M. Mohamed Béchir Khalfallah exprime sa profonde inquiétude suite aux informations reçues concernant l'enlèvement et la soumission aux mauvais traitements d'un défenseur des droits humains.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the African Commission), meeting in its 46th Ordinary Session, in Banjul, the Gambia, from 11-25 November, 2009;
CONSIDERING the provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the Constitutive Act of the African Union, and other regional and international legal human rights instruments;
RECALLING the mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to promote and protect human rights in Africa;
CONSIDERING the objectives of the African Union, inter alia:
To promote peace, security, …
1. The Democratic Republic of Congo welcomes the position of the Commission which accepts that the Initial Report of the Democratic Republic of Congo, expected since July 1989 but only submitted in 2002 and examined by the Commission at its 34th Session, held from 6th to 20th November 2003, be combined with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Periodic Reports, which were due for submission on the 20th July 1991, 20th July 1993, 20th July 1995, 20th July 1997, 20th July 1999, 20th July 2001 and 20th July 2003 respectively.