Rabat hosts interactive meeting on African Charter on Human & Peoples’ Rights
The National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) held, Monday in Rabat, an interactive meeting on the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and on the prospects for strengthening interaction with the African human rights system.
This meeting aimed to highlight efforts to ratify the African Charter on Human Rights and identify opportunities and obligations arising from it.
It also aimed to identify the modalities of the interaction of each component of the national system with the African human rights system, as well as the roles of the different actors of this system in order to strengthen the existing dialogue between Morocco and the African human rights system.
Speaking on this occasion, CNDH President Amina Bouayach said that this meeting is part of the advocacy conducted by the national council and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights for the ratification by Morocco of this Charter.
She also announced a second working visit of the Commission to Morocco in order to promote the dialogue between the stakeholders working in the field of human rights and the African Commission.
For his part, Remy Ngoy Lumbu, chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) highlighted the features of this charter, its most important elements and the roles it plays in defending human rights. The official also stressed that the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights is the only reference document at the African level that deals with the promotion of human rights in Africa.
The official also stressed that the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights is the only reference document at the African level that deals with the defense of human rights issues.
The program of the ACHPR delegation’s visit to Morocco includes meetings with the speakers of the House of Representatives and the House of Advisors, as well as thematic meetings with NGOs working in the field of human rights, as part of the promotion of dialogue between the African Commission, the parliamentary institution and the civil society.