Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 May 2014

FIRST SESSION OF THE SPECIALISED TECHNICAL COMMITTEE (STC) ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS


 

FIRST SESSION OF THE SPECIALISED TECHNICAL COMMITTEE (STC) ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ (FORMER CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF JUSTICE/ATTORNEYS FROM MEMBER STATES BUT NOW INCLUDING MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ISSUES SUCH AS HUMAN RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONALISM AND RULE OF LAW)

 

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

 

 

 

When: 6 – 16 May 2014

 

The meetings will hold as follow:

 

6 – 14 May 2014: Meeting of Government Legal Experts of the STC on Justice and Legal Affairs

 

15 – 16 May 2014: Meeting of STC on Justice and Legal Affairs (Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General, Ministers responsible for Issues such as Human Rights, Constitutionalism and Rule of Law)

 

 

Where: New African Union Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

(Medium Hall)

 

Who: Organised by the Office of the Legal Counsel of the African Union Commission

 

Why: The STC on Justice and Legal Affairs is expected to consider the following:

 

i.     Draft Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights;

ii.    Draft Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union relating to the Pan-African Parliament;

iii.    Draft African Union Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation (Niamey Convention);

iv.    Draft African Union Cyber-Security Convention;

 

v.    Draft African Charter on the Values and Principles of Decentralisation, Local Governance and Local Development;

 

vi.    Draft Protocol on the Establishment of the African Monetary Fund;

 

vii.    Draft Rules of Procedure of the STC on Justice and Legal Affairs; and

 

viii.    Draft African Model Law on Biosafety.

 

 

 

Objectives: Once developed these instruments will reflect the collective shared values of the AU Member States in those thematic areas.

 

Participants: participants will include African Ministers of Justice/Attorneys General, Ministers responsible for issues such as human rights, constitutionalism and rule of Law, Legal Experts from AU Member States Representatives from the African Court on Human and Human and Peoples’ Rights; Pan African Parliament (PAP); African Union Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African Union Commission on the International Law

 

 

JOURNALISTS ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


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