Posted by: africanpressorganization | 23 November 2012

African Union Commission to Host a High Level Consultation on Governance and Democracy Trends in Africa


 

 

African Union Commission to Host a High Level Consultation on Governance and Democracy Trends in Africa

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 23, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission Department of Political Affairs (DPA), in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Senegal and other partners, will host a high-level consultation on “Governance and Democracy in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Prospects” in Dakar, Senegal from 28 to 30 November 2012.

This consultation seeks to explore Africa’s evolving governance and democracy challenges and threats. It will also examine the AU’s capacity to assist Member States in consolidating democracy, strengthening the rule of law, constitutionalism and in promoting and protecting human rights and people’s rights. The consultation will among others deliberate on the following key issues:

•    The centrality of democracy and governance to peace, security and development in Africa;

•    Electoral violence and disputed elections;

•    Strengthening the rule of law and constitutionalism in Africa;

•    Potential solutions to unconstitutional changes in governments;

•    Economic governance and structural challenges;

•    The application of the Principle of the Responsibility to Protect and issues of humanitarian affairs;

•    Human and peoples’ rights and Transitional justice.

 

The consultation will bring together representatives from AU Member States, African Union organs, institutions, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) as well as experts from academia, think tanks, civil society organisations and development partners across Africa.

 

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African Union Commission (AUC)


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