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Tuesday, September 22 • 10:00 - 12:00
Art 59(3): Moving from Secrecy to Transparency: How to Build from the ACHPR’s New Rules of Procedure?

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This session deliberates on how a restrictive interpretation of article 59(3) of the African Charter, specifically the word ‘considered’ in 59(3) convert an otherwise well-intentioned principle of confidentiality into a shroud of secrecy that cripples advocacy efforts relating to pending communications before the African Commission. We consider whether/how the ACHPR's New Rules of Procedure presents opportunities or entry points of moving from secrecy to strengthening transparency.

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Dr. Japhet Biegon

Amnesty International
Dr. Japhet Biegon is the Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator at Amnesty International. He leads and coordinates the organization’s advocacy initiatives and engagement with African Union policy and human rights bodies. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights... Read More →

Dr. Ruth Nekura

Human Rights and Gender Equality Consultant
Ruth Nekura is a human rights lawyer and socio-legal researcher with 10 years’ experience working in gender equality and women’s rights with a focus on law and policy reform, advocacy and program implementation. Her work involves conducting  gender analyses of laws and implementation... Read More →

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