We the participants at the NGO Forum preceding in the 51st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the 25th African human Rights Book fair held from 14th-16 April, 2012 in Banjul, The Gambia
Deeply concerned about the bad human rights record in Angola, the repressive laws to restrict operations, performance and activities of human rights organizations, the media, the press and journalists, which contradict commitments and obligations on the African Charter
Concerned about the lack of democratic participation of the citizens and consultations in the processes of development in the country.
Concerned that organizations working on the African system of human rights were not consulted in the preparation of the state report presented by the government of Angola at 51st session of the African Commission.
We call upon the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to urge the government of Angola to do the following:
Done in Banjul – 16 April, 2012