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Treaty Promotion Workshop

November 15, 2017

Treaty Promotion Workshop

MEDIA ADVISORY

TREATY PROMOTION WORKSHOP

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

What: Treaty Promotion Workshop on the sidelines of the 3rd Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs

When: Wednesday 15 November 2017 from 9:00 a.m.

Where: Medium Conference Hall – AUC Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Who: The AU Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) (AUC)

Objective:

The workshop shall provide an overview of the status of OAU/AU treaties, in particular, their nature and statistics relating to the treaties. The session shall also explore the challenges encountered in the ratification of OAU/AU treaties.

The primary objective of the treaty promotion workshop is to drive increased ratification of OAU/AU treaties by Member States.

Expected Outcomes:

The workshop is expected to generate greater impetus among AU Member States given the pivotal role that Ministers of Justice, Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General, Ministers in charge of Human Rights, Constitutional Affairs and the Rule of Law play towards ratification, domestication and implementation of legal obligations such as are contained in OAU/AU treaties.

Participants: Participants to the Treaty Promotion Workshop are mainly Member State representatives attending the STC Meeting of the Ministers of Justice, Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General, Ministers in charge of Human Rights, Constitutional Affairs and the Rule of Law.. The media are also invited.

Journalists are invited to cover the event.

For inquiries please contacts:

i. Ms. Joan Obiero

Associate Legal Officer

Office of the Legal Counsel, AUC

Email: ObieroJ@africa-union.org

ii. Mr. Papa Diop

Documentalist

Office of the Legal Counsel, AUC

Email: DiopP@africa-union.org

For Media interviews please contact:

Mr. Gamal Ahmed Karrar, Directorate of Information and Communication, via E-mail: Gamalk@africa-union.org /

For further information:

Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@african-union.org I Website: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

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