Africa : the ICJ calls for the establishment of a Working Group on elections, human rights and the rule of law

The ICJ calls on the African Commission on Human and peoples’ Rights (African Commission) to take action on the recurrent situation of election-related human rights violations in African countries. Despite the fact that the African continent has made significant progress in institutionalising electoral democracy, elections have continued to be a major source of armed conflicts, political violence and institutional instability, which nurture gross human rights violations. It is vital that the African Commission pay a particular attention to this appalling issue, and establish a Working Group on Elections, Human Rights and the Rule of Law.

Gambia-rights violation Africa-analysis brief-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

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