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April 2014
   
28 Apr - 12 May : 28 April - 12 May 2014 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) is a quasi-judicial body tasked with promoting and protecting human rights and collective (peoples') rights throughout the African continent as well as interpreting the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and considering individual complaints of violations of the Charter.

The Commission came into existence with the coming into force, on 21 October 1986, of the African Charter (adopted by the OAU on 27 June 1981). Although its authority rests on its own treaty, the African Charter, the Commission reports to the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (formerly the Organisation of African Unity(OAU). Its first members were elected by the OAU's 23rd Assembly of Heads of State and Government in June 1987 and the Commission was formally installed for the first time on 2 November of that year. For the first two years of its existence, the Commission was based at the OAU Secretariat in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but in November 1989 it relocated to Banjul, Gambia. (NB: The ACHPR should be distinguished from the African Union Commission, as the OAU Secretariat has been renamed since the creation of the African Union.)

The Commission meets twice a year: usually in March or April and in October or November. One of these meetings is usually in Banjul, where the Commission's secretariat is located; the other may be in any African state.

 

Breaking News
- 25 Mar 2014 -
Major breakthrough for indigenous peoples rights in Kenya
Kenya: Landmark decision recognises Ogiek community as indigenous right-holders   In a landmark decision, the court of Kenya identifies the Ogiek community of Mau forest as both indigenous and ...
- 24 Mar 2014 -
Indigenous leaders and national Presidents meet in Congo - support UN World Conference
We, the Indigenous People of the ECCAS region, participants of the International Forum of Indigenous People of Central Africa which was organised in Impfondo, Republic of Congo from 3 to 7 March 2014 ...
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28 April - 12 May 2014 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) is a quasi-judicial body tasked with promoting and protecting human rights and collective (peoples') rights throughout the African continent ...
- 12 May 2014 -
13th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 12-23 May 2014
Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

12-23 May 2014
United Nations Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: “Principles of good governance consisten ...
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