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Forum on the participation of NGOs in the 61st ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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The latest edition of the NGO Forum was held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 29-30 October 2017.
This year, the Forum covered three main thematic areas namely 1) Status of Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, 2) Special Interest Groups Discussions, 3) Networking for Human Rights in Africa.

The NGO Forum, which convenes twice a year just before the sessions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) provides a discussion and advocacy platform for over 200 organizations working on democracy and human rights issues in the continent.

The Forum, coordinated by the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, enables African and international NGOs to share updates on the human rights situation in Africa with a view to identify responses as well as adopt response strategies. The recommendations from the Forum then feed into the work of the ACHPR.

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Read more about the NGO Forum on the ACDHRS website