INTLAWYERS AT THE AFRICAN COMMISSION OF HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS RAISES NEED TO COMPLETE CLIMATE CHANGE STUDY, HIGHLIGHTS EGYPT’S MASSIVE VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, AND CALLS ON COMMISSION TO DO MORE TO ENSURE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS DECISIONS

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the African Commission and Court that took place on Sunday, 23 October 2016 in Banjul, Gambia during the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights taken by Ms Ngenarr-Yassin Jeng

the African Commission and Court that took place on Sunday, 23 October 2016 in Banjul, Gambia during the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights taken by Ms Ngenarr-Yassin Jeng

International-Lawyers.Org attended the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. In a written intervention INTLawyers called on the African Commission to designate a focal point with the responsibility for taking its work on climate change and human rights forward. INTLawyers also raised the massive levels of human rights violations in Egypt that have taken place since the unconstitutional change of government on 3 July 2013. INTLawyers specifically criticized the fact that the current Egyptian administration remains in violation of article 13 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights by denying tens of thousands of duly elected officials and their supporters from participating in the political life of the country. Finally, INTLawyers raised its concerns about the failure of States to fully implement the decisions of the Commission.

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