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FORUM ON THE PARTICIPATION OF NGOS IN THE 71st ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS
19-20 APRIL, 2022
The Forum on the Participation of NGOs in the Ordinary Sessions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Commission) also known as the ‘NGOs Forum’ is an advocacy platform coordinated by the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies to promote advocacy, lobbying and networking among and between human rights NGOs, for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa. The NGOs Forum shares updates on the human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Africa by the African and international NGOs community with a view to identifying responses as well as adopting strategies towards improving the situation on the continent.
The objective of the NGOs Forum is mainly to foster closer collaboration between and among NGOs and with the African Commission and other African human rights mechanisms, for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa.
Expected Outcomes:
- Update on the situation of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Africa (especially from States whose reports will be examined during the 71st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR)

- Adopted recommendations as outcome documents for presentation to the ACHPR

- Networking and partnership building with and amongst participants

- NGOs Statement at the official opening of the 71st Ordinary Session (highlighting deliberations of the NGOs Forum)

- Report of the NGOs Forum

For more information, kindly contact:

Adama Cooper-Jah - admin@acdhrs.org
Ellen Ann – csec@acdhrs.org
Yankuba Keita - library@achrs.org
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