Regional Consultation for Africa

Picutre of the Strathmore Law School in Kenya Picutre of the Strathmore Law School in Kenya

The Academic Platform to Treaty Body Review 2020 as hosted by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights has just been enriched by its fourth regional consultation, which took place on July 20-21 in Nairobi, Kenya. Hosted by Strathmore University Law School, together with the Universities of Nairobi and Pretoria, the Africa consultation gathered academics, civil society and persons involved in Treaty Body and African (or regional) human rights mechanisms to discuss their views on the 2020 Treaty Body Review as initiated in 2014 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Complementarity with the African human rights mechanisms, maximizing the effectiveness of Treaty Body activity and increasing Treaty Body accessibility in the region were amongst the issues discussed during the two days consultation.

The Geneva Academy is now looking forward to the remaining regional consultations to the Academic Platform, which will take place in Amman 21-22 of August and New Delhi 6-7 of October 2017.

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