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Published On: Fri, May 17th, 2024

ACHPR’s 79th Ordinary Session in The Gambia Propels Human Rights in Africa

The African Centre for Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) recently hosted its 79th ordinary session at Bakadaji hotel in The Gambia, a significant step forward in advancing human rights across Africa. The convention served as a platform to address crucial matters such as communications, thematic resolutions, and the human rights impact of law enforcement on asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants in Africa.

Delegates from various regions and stakeholders from across the African continent convened at the convention, emphasizing the collective commitment to promoting human rights. During the event, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mamadou Tangara, reiterated the government’s dedication to human rights promotion, particularly through the implementation of plans presented by the TRRC.

Minister Tangara highlighted the TRRC’s role in investigating human rights abuses from 1994-2017, aiming to deliver justice, accountability, and reconciliation to all affected individuals. He noted the submission of the TRRC’s final report to the President, which included 65 recommendations focused on addressing past human rights violations. Additionally, Minister Tangara emphasized the government’s commitment to implementing 263 recommendations outlined in the white paper.

Furthermore, Minister Tangara acknowledged the ECOWAS joint technical committee’s role in addressing various challenges related to human rights violations, underscoring the importance of upholding democracy and protecting human rights in Africa.

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