African Commission Monitor
MODEL LAW | SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER PROTECTION LAWS IN AFRICA 

ISHR launched its Model National Law on the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Africa at a high-level event at the 59th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

NGO FORUM | AFRICAN NGOS ALIGN WITH AFRICAN UNION'S FOCUS ON THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN 

The NGO Forum preceding the 59th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights took place from 17 to 19 October 2016 and gathered hundreds of participants from African as well as international NGOs, members of the African Commission and the African Union, the media and other stakeholders.
TRAINING | CIVIL SOCIETY TRAINING AHEAD OF AFRICAN COMMISSION'S 59TH SESSION 

Read the highlights of a fruitful weekend spent with over 20 African human rights defenders who gathered to gain more knowledge and share lessons about engaging with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. 

ACHPR59 | WRAP UP OF THE SESSION

ISHR’s Clément Voule takes a look back at the discussions and outcomes of the 59th session of the African Commission.
 
PANEL | MECHANISMS CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

To complement the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights’ focus on how its Special Mechanisms can strengthen the rights of women in Africa, ISHR was involved in a panel discussion at the 59th session of the Commission last October.
STATE REPORT  | REVIEW OF MAURITIUS AND CÔTE D'IVOIRE

Pursuant to requirements made by the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, Côte d’Ivoire and Mauritius presented their State Periodic Reports during the 59th ordinary session of the Commission.

OPINION | GROWING CONCERN OVER WITHDRAWAL OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES FROM INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Since October 2016, three African states – the first being Burundi, have taken the alarming decision to withdraw from the ICC statute. To the great dismay of the international community, this first in the history of the Court was soon matched by South Africa and Gambia.
DEFENDER'S PROFILE | VICTOR NANKLAN TOURE FROM CÔTE D'IVOIRE 

M. Victor Nanklan Touré is the president of ONG Club Union Africaine Côte d'Ivoire which is mainly working on statelessness and land issues.
 
DEFENDER'S PROFILE  | CAMARA SALIMATA SY FROM MAURITANIA 
 
Ms Camara Salimata SY is the vice-president of the Association des Femmes Chefs de Familles which promotes women's rights and political participation in Mauritania. 
 
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