Tuesday, 29.11.2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Parallel Session at the Africa Trade Week: Human Rights Impact Assessment of the CFTA

Although the CFTA is expected to boost intra-African trade and create aggregate gains for the continent, the distribution of these gains will be key.

This session presented a Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) of the CFTA with the view to providing policy recommendations for ensuring an equitable and fair CFTA agreement regarding the right to food, livelihoods, employment, and freedom of movement. Speakers included a team of researchers currently working on such a HRIA, namely Prof James Thuo Gathii, Kim Burnett and Chris Nshimbi. The research is embedded in an ongoing project of the Economic Commission for Africa, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the FES Geneva office.

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