African Court Coalition Advocacy Mission in Angola
The Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Court Coalition) will be carrying out an Advocacy Mission in Luanda, Angola from 25 April to 1 May 2014 prior and during the 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission).
The main objective of the Mission is to impress on the importance of the Declaration under Article 34 (6) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Protocol) in terms of access to justice and making the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) effective. The African Court Coalition plans to meet one-on-one with state representatives during the Commission Session in order to encourage those countries that have ratified the Protocol to make Declaration under Article 34 (6) of the same Protocol, as well as encouraging more states to ratify.
The mission will also give updates on developments at the African Court and the work of the African Court Coalition in popularising the work of the Court.
During the Mission, the African Court Coalition will have an opportunity to participate in the NGOs Forum preceding the Commission Session, engage in Civil Society Organization activities on the margins, network with other Human Rights stakeholders and recruit new members to join the Coalition.
This is the continuation of the African Court Coalition advocacy missions particularly on the margins of the Commission sessions aiming to advocate for an effective African Court, the last one being in October/November 2013 during the 54th Session of the Commission.