The African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) in collaboration with the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) will organized the NGOs Forum preceding the 71st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights from 19-20 April, 2022.
Due to the current Covid19 pandemic, the NGOs Forum would be held virtually (via Zoom) from 9:00am-13:00pm. Participants would include representatives from civil society organizations/NGOs in Africa, international NGOs working in and on academia on youth, democracy, human rights and the rule of law issues in Africa.
The NGOs Forum will facilitate discussion with stakeholders strategies for the promotion and protection of human rights, good governance, peace and development in post Covid19 Africa, with emphasis on the implementation of Resolution on ‘Human and Peoples’ Rights as central pillar of successful response to Covid-19 and recovery from its socio-political impacts – ACHPR/Res. 449 (LXVI) 2020’ adopted at the 66th virtual Ordinary Session of the ACHPR in 2020.
The NGOs Forum, through the organization of a Panel will seek to increased financing and recognition of community paralegals in Africa, Fortress conversation and its impact on Indigenous Peoples and Communities in Africa (from the Minority Rights Group report ‘To Purge the Forest by Force) and will also share updates on the human rights situation in Africa with a view of identifying responses as well as adopting strategies towards improving the situation on the continent.
The expected outcomes, amongst others include update on the situation of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Africa, adoption of recommendations for presentation to the ACHPR, networking and partnership building with and amongst participants, presentation of NGOs Statement at the official opening of the 71st Ordinary Session (highlighting deliberations of the NGOs Forum)
The deliberations of the Forum would be in English, French and Portuguese with simultaneous interpretation facilities.
The deliberations of the Forum will be live-streamed on the ACDHRS media platforms.
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