Strengthening the role of Parliamentarians in the promotion and protection of human rights, Seychelles, March, 2014
Objectives The objectives of the seminar were to:provide up to date information on regional and international human rights protection mechanisms and standards and their application in the region; - promote discussion on experiences, issues and good practices relating to human rights ratification, reporting and implementation; - strengthening the capacity o....
Parliaments urged to ensure rights of indigenous peoples are a reality – MPs from around the world have urged parliaments everywhere to work to ensure the equal participation of indigenous peoples in parliaments and political decision-making become a reality.
London, 11 April 2014 - Law ministers and attorneys-general from the 53-member Commonwealth will meet in Gaborone, Botswana early next month to discuss law and justice issues affecting Commonwealth citizens, and continue regional and international advocacy on issues of common concern. The meeting’s theme is: ‘Consolidating the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Commonwealth.’
London – 1 April 2014 - Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today welcomed recent developments in Fiji, including the announcement that elections will be held on 17 September 2014. In particular, he noted the gazetting of the Electoral Decree that establishes the legal framework for the conduct of the elections and the appointment of a Supervisor of Elections.
First ever African elected as IPU Secretary General - Cameroonian Martin Chungong has been elected as the next Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the first African to hold the post in its 125-year history. A record attendance of IPU Members made their choice on the closing day of the 130th IPU Assembly in Geneva. Chungong, who is the current IPU Deputy Secretary General, will take over from Anders B. Johnsson who officially retires at the end of his fourth mandate on 30th June this year. Chungong had worked in the Cameroonian parliament for 14 years before joining IPU in 1993.