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CNDH hosts the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights delegation

The National Human Rights Council (CNDH) will host, from 11 to 15 April 2022, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) delegation, chaired by Mr. Rémy Ngoy Lumbu, ACHPR Chairperson.

Mrs. Amina Bouayach, CNDH Chairperson, will launch the opening session of this visit.

This event is part of the advocacy conducted by the CNDH and the ACHPR for the ratification by Morocco of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. It also aims to promote dialogue among institutional and civil actors to encourage engagement with the African human rights system and enhance interaction with it.

The delegation is composed of Mrs. Marie-Louise Abomo, Commissioner and Chair of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities in Africa, Mrs. Ourveenaa Geereesha Topsy Sonoo, Commissioner, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Mr. Idrissa Sow, Commissioner, Chair of the Working Group on the Death Penalty, Extra-Judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Africa, and Mrs. Hannah Forster, Executive Director of the African Center for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS).

The program of this visit includes the organization of an interactive meeting on the "African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and Prospects for Strengthening Interaction with the African Human Rights System", on Monday 11 April 2022, at 3 pm, at the Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences in Rabat-Agdal, Morocco.

This event also aims at contributing to Morocco’s advocacy to ratify the said Charter. The goal is also to broaden the knowledge of various stakeholders regarding the opportunities available under the African Charter and ways to interact between those stakeholders and the ACHPR.

Institutional, academic and civil actors will take part in this event.

As part of strengthening dialogue among the ACHPR, the Parliament and the national civil society, the ACHPR delegation will hold a meeting with Mr. Rachid Alami Talbi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Mr. Naam Miyara, Upper House Speaker.

Meetings will also be held between the ACHPR Commissioners and the Alliance of NGOs working in areas related to the death penalty, freedom of expression, the right to access information, elderly people and persons with disabilities.

Through its annual reports for the years 2019 and 2020 and its recommendations and proposals related to enhancing the effectiveness of rights submitted to the Head of Government, the CNDH called on the Moroccan government to ratify the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and to strengthen its commitment in the African human rights system.

Download the press release in the Amazigh language