The National Council for Human Rights obtained affiliation status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) under Article 3 of the Special Resolution on granting affiliation status to independent National Human Rights Institutions and specialized Human Rights Institutions in Africa. NCHR obtained the affiliation status at the 73rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights held from October 20 to November 9, 2022.
In the event that the National Institution obtains genealogical status, the Foundation has the right to attend and participate in the general sessions of the Committee, such as non-governmental organizations. It is required to submit a report on its activities to the Committee every two years.
The importance of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights is due to its activities for the promotion of human and peoples’ rights through the compilation of documents, the conduct of studies and research on African problems in the field of human and peoples’ rights, the formulation and setting of principles and rules aimed at solving legal problems related to those rights and cooperation with other African and international institutions concerned with the advancement of Peoples' Human Rights and protect them.
It is also worth mentioning that one of the most important goals that the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) is the protection and care of Human Rights in Africa and the promotion of a culture of Human Rights at the level of the African continent, through cooperation with international and inter-state bodies and governments related to Human Rights, but one of the most relevanf activities of the Commission is the periodic review of reports related to Human Rights that the party States to the charter are obliged to submit periodically.