APCOF addresses EU-AU Dialogue on behalf of Campaign

Campaign partner APCOF submits a statement on behalf of the Campaign, to the EU-AU Consultation with Civil Society. The statement calls on the EU-AU dialogue to include consideration of the measures that can be taken by AU organs to promote implementation of the Principles on the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences, the African Court’s Advisory Opinion, and the Model Law for Police in Africa. It pushed for a commitment towards ensuring full implementation of the AU’s own normative framework on this issue – particularly the urgent review and repeal of laws that do not meet the legal tests set by the Principles and Advisory Opinion – as a welcome outcome of the Dialogue to strengthen human rights protections in the context of diversity and inclusion on the African continent.

APCOF Statement to EU-AU Civil Society Consultation
17 November, 2022
Type of Update:
Updates from our Partners
Campaign Activities
Recent Events
Alternatives to Criminalisation
Cost of Exclusion
Courts Systems
Petty Offences
Use of Public Spaces
Campaign Partners:
Africa Policing Civilian Oversight Forum

The Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status is a coalition of organisations from across the world that advocate for the repeal of laws that target people based on poverty, status or for their activism.


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