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Training seminar on the African system of human rights: the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Special Mechanisms, Lubumbashi, DRC, 23 to 25 July 2014.

The Action against Impunity for Human Rights (ACIDH) and the Congolese Association for Access to Justice (ACAJ) in collaboration with the Coalition organized a three-day training seminar on the system African promotion and protection of human rights and peoples, in Lubumbashi, DRC from 23 to 25 July 2014.

The main objective was the fight against impunity for human rights violations through the use of African mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights and peoples. And specific objectives were to close the ignorance gap of the procedures before these mechanisms and the lack of interest of using these mechanisms by NGOs; lack of deposit of the instrument of ratification by DRC to the Secretariat of the the African Union Commission and declaration allowing NGOs and individuals to appeal to the African Court.

The seminar focused on training on the African system for the promotion and protection of human rights and peoples (mechanisms and procedures to these mechanisms);
- The selection and preparation of documents of NGOs to obtain observer status with the African Commission;
- The identification and selection of cases of violations of human rights that may be subject to these mechanisms;
- Drafting the advocacy document for filing the act of ratification establishing the African Court and the declaration allowing NGOs and individuals to appeal to the African Court
- monitoring the first four activities.

Facilitators were experts in the field of human rights with recognized experience on the organization and functioning of these mechanisms. This is Mr. Dieu-Donné Wedi Djamba (Coalition), Mr. Ibrahima Kane (Open Society Foundation); Dr. Joseph Yav Katchung (University of Lubumbashi) and Mr. Marcel Wetsh'Okunda (Kinshasa-Gombe Bar Association).

The Coalition was also able to recruit 25 new members in the DRC, as part of the 'Bring Two' Campaign.

The Training seminar was financially supported by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).

 
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