57th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR: Intersession Report by Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa
Source: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
57th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Banjul, 4 to 18 November 2015 Intersession Report by Madam Maya Sahli-Fadel Commissioner/ Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa
Paragraph 18 reports on the Special Rapporteurs participation in the session of the African Commission on International Law (14-15 October 2015), Cairo, Egypt.
“The purpose of my participation in this meeting was to present the draft protocol on nationality to members of the Commission and to discuss with them possible improvements to the text. I was accompanied by partners of the mandate concerned with this project; i.e. OSIWA, the HCR and the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA). During the two days of meetings, the members of the Commission and the delegation that I led discussed different articles of the draft protocol and various proposals were made. It is the first time that the African Union Commission on International Law is receiving a request for consideration by an organ of the Union in accordance with Article 5(5) which stipulates that the Commission on International Law, shall also consider proposals and preliminary draft multilateral conventions presented by the Member States and organs of the Union to encourageand facilitate the gradual development of international lawand its codification. The members of the Commission expressed their satisfaction with the collaboration, expressing the hope of strengthening it and the belief that other organs will get in touch with it as the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights had done.”
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