Now online: Analytical report from the 49th Session of the African Commission

21.09.2011

We are pleased to provide you with ISHR’s analytical report, ‘Kumulika’: A Spotlight on Human Rights in Africa, covering the 49th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the NGO Forum that preceded it (April – May 2011). A French translation of the analytical report will also be available in the near future.

 

We are pleased to provide you with ISHR’s analytical report, ‘Kumulika’: A Spotlight on Human Rights in Africa, covering the 49th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the NGO Forum that preceded it (April – May 2011). A French translation of the analytical report will also be available in the near future.

This report covers several focuses of the ACHPR, including the work of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, the situation in North Africa, and the periodic reports of Burkina Faso, Libya, Namibia, and Uganda. Referral of Libya by the ACHPR to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is also highlighted, as well as an overview of Commissioners’ activity reports, and analysis of the impact of the NGO Forum on discussions at the ACHPR.

At the NGO Forum, key themes of discussion included the rights of persons with disabilities, the interrelatedness of human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, developments in North Africa and their impact, and key developments in other regions. Panel discussions were also held on elections and violence, enforced disappearances, developments at the World Social Forum, and the issue of torture.

We hope you will find this publication useful and welcome your feedback by email to information@ishr.ch.