52th Session Yamoussoukro October 2012

The 52nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will be held at Fondation Felix Houphouet Boigny, Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire from 9th to 22nd October 2012.

It will coincide with the Commission’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.

In commemorating this milestone, the Commission will be organizing a series of activities, including a two-day colloquium, lectures and a prize award ceremony for an African Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in recognition of their contribution to the promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. The awards will be presented by the President of Côte d’Ivoire, H.E Mr Alassane Ouattara, who will also be the Special Guest of Honour of the commemoration ceremony.

Due to the special nature of this upcoming Session, instead of the usual presentation of Activity Reports by Members of the Commission, Honourable Commissioners and other key speakers will make presentations on the achievements, challenges and prospects of their respective mechanisms and other aspects of the Commission’s mandate. Consequently, participants are requested to kindly note that interventions will have to be different and address issues raised.

It is also critical that all interventions be submitted in writing to the Commission’s Secretariat not later than two weeks prior to the session.

The next NGO Forum will take place from 6 to 8 October 2012, in Yamoussoukro. Please register now by filling in the form on the registration page: http://www.acdhrs.org/registration-form/

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