Indigenous people and civil society representatives prepare to advocate at the African Commission, Abuja, Nigeria


The opening ceremony of the 44th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights took place yesterday in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Attending the ceremony were 10 indigenous and civil society delegates from Central Africa, supported by Forest Peoples Programme. The delegates are taking the opportunity of the Session to directly inform the Commission of the issues facing indigenous peoples in their home countries.

The African Human Rights System: A Guide for Indigenous Peoples

Training guide providing an overview of the African system for the promotion and protection of human and peoples' rights, as developed under the umbrella of the African Union. A reference tool for indigenous peoples seeking to defend their rights in Africa