URGENT ALERT: Defend the Independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

CAL Advocacy Blog


On 25 April 2015 the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights voted in favor of granting the Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL] Observer Status. This came after a seven year struggle by CAL and a broad based civil society working in solidarity with CAL. Many human rights activists and defenders on the African continent and all over the world celebrated this decision with CAL.
This decision was important for many reasons, one of which is the recognition by the main human rights body of the African Union of the fact of the work of CAL as being in support of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. CAL is a human rights organization.

1. What is happening?
At the recently concluded 25th African Union Summit and during the consideration of the report of the African Commission of Human and People’s Rights, the Executive Council of the African…

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