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Dispatch From Niamey: The Kenya Human Rights Commission’s Participation in the 34th NGO forum & 60th Ordinary Session of the African Commission in Niamey, Niger May 8-22, 2017

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KHRC participated in the 60th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) which took place from 8th to 22nd May, 2017 in Niamey, Niger. KHRC also participated in the 34th Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Forum which proceeded the ordinary session from 4th to 6th May, 2017 with the main objective being to foster closer collaboration among NGOs and with the ACHPR, for the purpose of promoting and protecting human rights in Africa. The forum was organized into three main thematic areas namely: the Status of Human Rights and Democracy in Africa; Special Interest Groups Discussions and; Networking for Human Rights. The ordinary session on the other hand provided an opportunity to directly engage the Commissioners of the ACHPR in line with their respective mandates and thereby advance various aspects of KHRC‟s strategic objectives at the regional level. This brief outlines KHRC‟s engagements at this session, the achievements made and possible future actions both institutionally and in collaboration with partners.
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