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In partnership with the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR), the NGO Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the...

11
Apr
2016

Panel on the role of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on ESCR in advancing equality and human rights for all. 

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Conscience International (CI-The Gambia) has recently published a report on the “CSO Outreach Workshop on Accountability" in Banjul, which was co-facilitated...

23
Apr
2015

Welcome: Ivahanna Larrosa, NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR

Moderator: Dr. Mabassa Fall, FIDH Representative to the African Union

Keynote Speaker:  Commissioner Mahamed Khalfallah, Chair of Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights-ACHPR...

In anticipation of the second anniversary of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) on 5 May 2015, the NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR attended the 56th...

Country: 
Gambia
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Gambia
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
OP-ICESCR

The applicants alleged, amongst other things, that the legislative regime in The Gambia for mental health patients violated the right to enjoy the best attainable state of physical and mental health (Article 16) and the right of the disabled to special measures of protection in keeping with their physical and moral needs (Article 18(4)).  Both rights are guaranteed in the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.