ACHPR Side Event: Ending intimidation and reprisals against those cooperating with regional mechanisms in Africa


Tuesday 22 October 2019

17:30 - 19:00 

Room I, Kairaba Beach Hotel

Banjul, The Gambia

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 This event is co-hosted with Defend Defenders and African Defenders, with the kind support of Brot für die Welt.

It aims at providing more visibility and clarity on the Special Rapporteur’s mandate on reprisals, sharing some lessons learned from efforts to address reprisals and intimidation at the international level, and honing in on what more can be done at the regional level. In particular, the event will be an opportunity for the Special Rapporteur to share key information on how to engage with the reprisals aspect of his mandate through the presentation of the mandate’s working documents in this regard. 


  • Remy Ngoy Lumbu, ACHPR Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and Focal Point on Reprisals in Africa
  • Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders
  • Clément Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Association and Assembly
  • Walaa Salah, Sudan and South Sudan Campaigner for Amnesty International 
  • Madeleine Sinclair, ISHR New York Co-Director and Legal Counsel


  • Joseph Bikanda, Coordinator at African Defenders 

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