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PostHeaderIcon African Court Coalition Northern Africa Training Workshop and Advocacy Mission in Algeria, August 2013

The Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Coalition) and its Northern Focal Point, the Arab Centre for the Independence of the Judiciary & the Legal Profession (ACIJLP), held a training workshop for the Northern Africa on the Rules of Procedure of the African Court of Human and Peoples 'Rights (the African Court) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the African Commission) on the 26, 27 and 28 August 2013 in Algiers, Algeria.

The Workshop included participants from Algeria and Tunisia. Unfortunately due to the current circumstances in Egypt, Egyptian participants could not travel to Algeria. The training workshop is part of the African Court Coalition objectives to build capacity among legal practitioners and civil society for better understanding of the Rules of Procedure of the African Court and African Commission.

Facilitators for the training were Madame Commissioner Maya Sahli-Fadel (African Commission) and Professor Michelo Hansungule (Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria).

After the Training Workshop, the Coalition in collaboration with Centre d’Information et de Documentation sur les Droits de l’Enfant et de la Femme (CIDDEF) carried an advocacy mission in Algeria with the main objective to impress on Algeria the importance of considerations to deposit the Article 34(6) Declaration as required by the Protocol Establishing the African Court in terms of allowing direct access to justice for human rights violations and human rights victims.

The Coalition also had an opportunity to popularize the work of the African Court and its developments as well as popularize the work of the Coalition.

The delegation met with; the President of the Algerian Consultative Commission for Human Rights; the Director of Human Rights- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Representative of the Human Rights Civil Society Organisations in Algeria.


African Court Coalition Training Workshop on the Rules of Procedure of the African Court & African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights


African Court Coalition/CIDDEF Meeting with the Director for Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 
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