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The Coalition, which comprises African and international Non-Governmental Organisations, individuals and national human rights institutions in Africa, was formed during the first conference on the promotion of the protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights creating the African Court in Niamey, Niger in May 2003.

The initiative began as a loose network with two secretariats housed at Alliances for Africa (Lagos) and the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (Johannesburg) in 2004. It comprised a Management Committee made up of representatives from nine NGOs, namely -
- the Arab Centre for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession (North Africa focal point);
- Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (East Africa focal point);
- Association pour les Droits de l’homme et l’univers Carcéral (Central Africa focal point);
- Legal Assistance Centre (Southern Africa focal point);
- the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (INTERIGHTS – AU Liaison);
- Rencontre Africaine pour le Defense de Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO) (West Africa focal point);
- Open Society Justice Initiative (AU liaison);
- Cape Verdean Association of Women Lawyers (Portuguese-speaking Africa advisor);
- Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (focal point for National Human Rights Institutions).

See also: Current Structures of the Coalition


Last Updated (Monday, 28 March 2011 20:04)


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