Civil society of Namibia ready to participate in the ICCPR review

The CCPR-Centre and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) jointly with its national partner, the Namibian NGO Forum Trust (NANGOF Trust), organised a national consultation on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in Namibia. The consultation took place in Windhoek on the 1st and 2nd February 2016. It was facilitated by Andrea Meraz, Human Rights Officer of CCPR-Centre, Muluka Miti, Regional Advocacy Director of SALC, and Ivin Lombardt, Executive Director of NANGOF Trust.

 

During the two-days consultation, more than 35 human rights activists of Namibia discussed about the main challenges on the implementation of the ICCPR in the country, such as:

  • Harmful practices and discrimination against women
  • Rights of indigenous peoples, including land rights and full participation in the election of traditional authorities
  • Discrimination against people with disabilities
  • Criminalisation of torture in domestic legislation

Under the coordination of the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), the participating NGOs will prepare a coalition report to be submitted for the review of Namibia by the Human Rights Committee, which will take place on 8th and 9th March 2016 in Geneva. Representatives of NANGOF Trust and LAC will attend the Committee’s session and brief the members on the main concerns regarding civil and political rights in Namibia.

Read the NGO coalition report here.

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