Saturday, 25.03.2017 - Dakar, Senegal

Pre-Launch of the Ex-Ante CFTA-Human Rights Impact Assessment

Since 2015 a project of an ex-ante Human Rights Impact Assessment of the CFTA takes place in close cooperation between the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the FES Geneva office.

At the occasion of the joint Annual Ministerial Conference of the ECA and the African Union Commission (AUC) held in Dakar, Senegal from 23-28 March 2017 a preliminary launch of the project’s results was presented to the high-level stakeholder meeting. The final study will be published in early summer 2017 and contains concrete policy recommendations for the agro-manufacturing sector, informal cross-border traders and with regard to agriculture liberalization. Further, it highlights the need for structural and institutional mechanisms to give voice and remedies to individuals whose rights may be adversely affected by the CFTA. Speakers at this side-event organized by ECA were Caroline Dommen, James Thuo Gathii, David Luke, Chris Nshimbi and Lily Sommer.

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