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The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in partnership with Amnesty International, African Court Coalition, Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), Coalition for the Independence of the African Commission (CIAC) and Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), cordially invite you to a webinar for reflection on the current state of the African human rights system and the role of key stakeholders in strengthening and supporting the regional human rights bodies.

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Webinar

Thursday 12 November 2020
Webinar (Zoom)
09:00 GMT  /  10:00 WAT  /  11:00 SAST  /  12:00 EAT 

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Theme: The state of the African human rights system: Stakeholder reflections

Moderator: Osai Ojigho
Director, Amnesty International Nigeria

Panellists:

  • Japheth Biegon
    Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator, Amnesty International
  • Nkatha Murungi
    Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
  • Lindiwe Khumalo
    Ag. Executive Secretary, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Grace Kakai
    Head of Legal Division, African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Ayalew Getachew
    Senior Child Protection Officer, African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
  • Pacharo Kayira
    Chief State Advocate, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Republic of Malawi

Background

The objective of the webinar is to provide a platform for reflection on the current state of the African human rights system and the role of key stakeholders in strengthening and supporting the regional human rights bodies.

The webinar will draw upon the findings of Amnesty International’s report entitled The State of African Regional Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms 2019-2020, which was published on 21 October 2020. The report provides a review and analysis of the work, performance, achievements and challenges of the African regional human rights treaty bodies during the period between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020. It covers the work of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

The webinar will take place under the auspices of six organisations and/or coalitions that engage closely with the three African regional human rights bodies: Amnesty International, African Court Coalition, Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), Coalition for the Independence of the African Commission (CIAC) and Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER).

Click here to register


For more information, please contact:

Prof Frans Viljoen
Director:
Centre for Human Rights
Yolanda Booyzen
Communications & Advocacy Manager
Centre for Human Rights

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The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in partnership with Amnesty International, African Court Coalition, Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), Coalition for the Independence of the African Commission (CIAC) and Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), cordially invite you to a webinar for reflection on the current state of the African human rights system and the role of key stakeholders in strengthening and supporting the regional human rights bodies.

Download invitation


Webinar

Thursday 12 November 2020
Webinar (Zoom)
09:00 GMT  /  10:00 WAT  /  11:00 SAST  /  12:00 EAT 

Click here to register


Theme: The state of the African human rights system: Stakeholder reflections

Moderator: Osai Ojigho
Director, Amnesty International Nigeria

Panellists:

  • Japheth Biegon
    Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator, Amnesty International
  • Nkatha Murungi
    Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
  • Lindiwe Khumalo
    Ag. Executive Secretary, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Grace Kakai
    Head of Legal Division, African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Ayalew Getachew
    Senior Child Protection Officer, African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
  • Pacharo Kayira
    Chief State Advocate, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Republic of Malawi

Background

The objective of the webinar is to provide a platform for reflection on the current state of the African human rights system and the role of key stakeholders in strengthening and supporting the regional human rights bodies.

The webinar will draw upon the findings of Amnesty International’s report entitled The State of African Regional Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms 2019-2020, which was published on 21 October 2020. The report provides a review and analysis of the work, performance, achievements and challenges of the African regional human rights treaty bodies during the period between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020. It covers the work of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

The webinar will take place under the auspices of six organisations and/or coalitions that engage closely with the three African regional human rights bodies: Amnesty International, African Court Coalition, Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), Coalition for the Independence of the African Commission (CIAC) and Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER).

Click here to register


For more information, please contact:

Prof Frans Viljoen
Director:
Centre for Human Rights
Yolanda Booyzen
Communications & Advocacy Manager
Centre for Human Rights