Statement on the Occasion of the Commemoration Of the 2018 Africa Human Rights Day Under The Theme: Fighting Corrup…

Addis Ababa, 21 October 2018: Today, as we commemorate the 2018 Africa Human Rights Day, we must recall the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations in 1948. In a few months’ time, on 10 December 2018, Africa and the entire world will be commemorating the Seventy Years Anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR. Against this backdrop, we remind ourselves of the basic principles of justice, equality, non-discrimination, inclusion and respect for people of all races that this instrument stands for.
In addition to the ongoing reform of our continental organization, significant transformations are underway in Africa, including the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the African Union Protocol on Free Movement. These two key developments, amongst…

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