GPU Prexy urges ACHPR to take more proactive actions in addressing gross human rights violations in Africa

Muhammed MS Bah, GPU President at the African Commission on Human and Peoples right 77 sessions in Arusha, Tanzania

The President of the Gambia Press Union, Muhammed MS Bah, has called on the human rights body of the African Union to take more proactive actions in addressing the gross human rights violations happening in the African Continent.

Speaking in Arusha, Tanzania, at the 77th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, Bah took the stage as a speaker, setting the tone for an event that brought together distinguished personalities from the public, private sector, and civil society organizations from across the African Continent beyond, creating a global assembly.

The occasion was marked by a moment of celebration as the commission commissioners received well-deserved re-elections to continue their vital work safeguarding human rights across the Continent.

A particular round of applause was reserved for Gambia’s born lawyer and advocate Janet Sallah Njie, who earned the prestigious position of Vice Chairperson of the African Commission, a testament to her unwavering commitment to the cause of human rights.

The GPU president emphasized the collective responsibility to ensure universal ratification and the effective implementation of all mechanisms outlined in the African Charter, leaving no room for compromise when protecting every African citizen’s fundamental rights.

Transparency and accountability were two pillars the President urged the Commission to uphold rigorously. Ensuring its members adhere to all reporting mechanisms laid out in the African Charter is vital to maintaining the integrity of human rights protection. In this quest, he highlighted the importance of upholding these principles.

As Bah concluded his address, he extended his unwavering support to African human rights defenders for their tireless efforts in holding African governments accountable and ensuring the protection, promotion, and respect of rights, not only for the people of Africa but also for the global community, were acknowledged as both inspiring and essential.

In the spirit of unity, determination, and a shared vision for a brighter future, the 77th session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights promises to be a pivotal moment in the ongoing struggle for justice and human rights on the Continent.


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