24 – 25 January 2024 (Nairobi, Kenya) – Running since 2018 with the overall objective of improving access to justice and the implementation of human rights commitments in Africa, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) Regional Africa Programme (RAP) comes to an end. Framed by the premise that the key challenge for increased respect for human rights regionally is not primarily due to a lack of standards and institutions, the RAP aimed at making existing standards and institutions work.

PALU as one of the partners played a pivotal role by spearheading the development of strategies that support the Ten-Year Action and Implementation Plan (10-YAP) for the Promotion and Protection of Human and Peoples’ Rights in Africa. The 10-YAP for the promotion and protection of the Human and Peoples’ Rights in Africa, was the foundation to the realization of the agenda 2030 and 2063 in a short-term realization of a wide long-term goal.

Through strategic engagement, PALU orchestrated a series of activities and publications aimed at fulfilling this fundamental objective. Moreover, PALU took on the responsibility of crafting initiatives to enhance access to justice and ensure the effective implementation of regional court decisions, with a particular emphasis on those made by the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice to address human rights violations, with PALU also assuming the crucial task of organizing capacity-building programmes for key stakeholders of regional mechanisms and courts. These programmes aimed not only to bolster litigation efforts at regional courts but also to establish mechanisms for monitoring and enforcing decisions issued by these regional bodies.

The RAP Partners are slated to convene for one final meeting from 17 – 19 April 2024, in Nairobi, Kenya, to conclude the project. During this gathering, partners will review the journey of joint collaborative effort, highlight its impact, and unveil a booklet showcasing the project's achievements.


MANUAL FOR LITIGANTS WHEN ACCESSING THE ECOWAS COURT OF JUSTICE

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