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10 HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE ON DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOVERNANCE IN

1 June 2022

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● On the political landscape of the continent, we need continued adherence to the promotion, protection, and safeguard of human rights and fundamental freedoms even in the context of the pandemic despite the numerous challenges with the respect, protection, and promotion of basic human rights on the Continent. [...] As a result, democracy is not delivering the dividend to the people in the form of public goods and services, particularly in terms of security on the continent from the Horn of Africa to the Sahel to different parts of the continent. [...] These include: ● The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights ● The African Charter on the Rights and the welfare of the Child ● The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption ● The Protocol to the Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa ● The African Peer Review Mechanism ● The African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance 30. [...] In terms of the opportunities available to advance human rights and democracy on the continent, she called for an increase in advocacy and reaching out to the 55th MS to join and ratify the chapter, and the need to establish an annual index on the state of human rights in Africa. [...] The resurgence of trends linked to the violation of human rights, rule of law, unconstitutional change of government and many other ills recorded over the years calls for a review of our strategies and greater commitment to the promotion of democratic culture, and respect for human rights and the rule of law.

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