In collaboration with the African Commission and other human rights organizations, theAfrican Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies(ACDHRS) facilitates the participation of civil society organizations, academicians and other professionals from Africa and beyond in the sessions of the African Commission.
From 7-9 November ACDHRS will host the Forum on the participation of NGOs in the 46th Ordinary session of the African Commission. The Forum will discuss the human rights situation in Africa in general, as well as draw international attention, in particular that of the African Commission, to more specific situations.
It aims to foster closer co-operation among NGOs, and with the African Commission for promotion and protection human rights in Africa; to provide a discussion platform for organizations working on democracy and human rights issues in the continent; and to promote inter-regional/organizational networking for the implementation of decisions of the Forum.
For more information on the Forum, including practical information for participation, see theinformation sheet. Those interested in participating, should complete thereply formand return it to the African Centre no later than Friday 9 October 2009.