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02 May 2018 description

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media, the Organization of American States (OAS) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information,

Having discussed these issues together with the assistance of ARTICLE 19, Global Campaign for Free Expression, and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD);

29 Apr 2018 description

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.

09 Nov 2017 description

Bienvenue à cette première lettre d’information du mécanisme de la Rapporteure spéciale sur les droits de la femme en Afrique. En publiant cette lettre d’information, le mécanisme a pour but de commémorer les 30 ans de l’entrée en fonction de la Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (la Commission) à travers le prisme des droits de la femme sur le continent.

17 Dec 2016 description

Généralement un migrant est toute personne qui vit de façon temporaire ou permanente dans un pays dans lequel il n’est pas né et qui a acquis d’importants liens sociaux avec ce pays.[1] Cependant, de nos jours ce terme semble avoir une autre connotation et les personnes ainsi désignées comme telles sont souvent traitées comme des parias, aux mépris du respect de leurs droits fondamentaux.

02 Dec 2016 description

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV (the Committee), a subsidiary mechanism of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, joins the entire world in celebrating World AIDS Day on 1 December of each year.

This year’s theme “HANDS UP FOR HIV PREVENTION” reminds of the crucial importance of supporting a strategic and enhanced mobilisation worldwide, especially through information, training and awareness-raising actions at all levels in the fight against the pandemic.

21 Jun 2016 description

I stand #withrefugees.

« Je me tiens debout avec les réfugiés »

L’année passée en ayant déclarée que le refugié est une personne comme vous et moi, l’étape suivante ne peut qu’être de nous tenir à ses côtés et marcher avec lui afin de l’accompagner dans le long chemin de retour à la vie normale, dans la dignité, le respect de sa personne et de ses droits.

29 Jan 2016 description

Les Principes et directives sur les droits de l’homme et des peuples dans la lute contre le terrorisme en Afrique ont été adoptés par la Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples lors de sa 56ème session ordinaire à Banjul, en Gambie (21 avril au 7 mai 2015).

29 Jan 2016 description

The present Principles and Guidelines on Human and Peoples’ Rights while Countering Terrorism in Africa were adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights during its 56th Ordinary Session in Banjul, Gambia (21 April to 7 May 2015).

04 May 2015 description

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media, the Organization of American States (OAS) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information,

Having discussed these issues together with the assistance of ARTICLE 19, Global Campaign for Free Expression and the Centre for Law and Democracy;

19 Sep 2014 description

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;

26 Jun 2014 description

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) and its Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa (CPTA), on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, reiterate the importance of full redress for victims of torture, and take this opportunity to call upon African States and non-State actors to fulfil their responsibilities to that end, as is reflected in the Guidelines and Measures for the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in Africa (the Robben Island Guidelines).

20 Jun 2014 description

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day celebration, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, through its Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa (the Special Rapporteur), Ms Maya Sahli Fadel, joins refugees across the world and those in Africa in particular to commemorate this day.

31 May 2014 description

Study undertaken by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons, pursuant to Resolution 234 of April 2013 and approved by the Commission at its 55th Ordinary Session, May 2014

29 May 2014 description

Nairobi, Paris, May 28, 2014 - The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) has adopted two major resolutions condemning the persistence of crimes of sexual violence on the African continent. FIDH, which has for several years campaigned against these crimes, welcomes the stance of the ACHPR and calls upon the African Union (AU) member states to take the measures that are required to effectively fight this scourge.