The ACHPR echoes the concerns and recommendations of FIDH on the political crises and the conflicts in Africa

At the end of its 14th extraordinary session (20-24 July 2013), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) took a very strong stand on the main political crises and conflicts that are rampant throughout the African continent. The ACHPR echoed the FIDH recommendations and adopted resolutions on the situation in Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali strongly condemning these countries for grave violations of civilians’ rights and requesting that all measures, especially those connected to the prosecution of leaders before the appropriate courts, be taken to put an immediate end to these abuses. Further, with regard to the forthcoming high risk elections in many countries, especially in Zimbabwe and in Guinea, the Commission adopted resolutions calling upon these countries to respect their regional and international obligations to hold free, transparent, fair, safe elections.

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