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Towards the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Human Rights Defenders in Africa. Amnesty International's recommendations to the Focal Point on Human Rights Defenders of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

, Index number: IOR 63/004/2004

Amnesty International, together with other international and national human rights NGOs have called on the African Commission to adopt a resolution that would recognize the fundamental human rights of defenders and strengthen the protection of those rights throughout Africa. The establishment of the Focal Point on Human Rights Defenders is an important opportunity for the African Commission to reinforce its support for defenders in the continent. This document highlights the key provisions of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and makes recommendations to the Focal Point in order for the mechanism to function effectively and efficiently

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