Author: Maame Owusuaa Oppong
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) which are a fundamental part of the human rights system in Africa.
It is in this direction that it has joined forces with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) at a dialogue to intensify the new developments on the role of NHRIs to protect and promote human rights in Africa.
Addressing the media, the Deputy Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Mercy Larbi explained that the workshop is to delibrate on the way forward in eliminating human rights violations.
According to her, oftentimes, when human rights activists turn against human rights violators, he or she is intimidated thus making it difficult to eliminate this unpleasant situation.
“Every individual across the globe has the right to fight if his or her human rights is being infringed upon, and therefore there’s the need to set up policies that will help protect the ordinary citizens fighting for his or her right,” she said.
The Director of African Defenders Hassan Shire also added his voice saying that “African Human Rights Defenders have come together to exchange ideas to build a strong vision of stopping human rights violators and ensuring a permanent remedy for human rights activists to be able to stand tall and defend their rights.”