TRC participates at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on the Human and People’s rights
Transformation Resource Centre participated and contributed in the NGOs Forum, the Commemorative Launch of ACDHRS’ 30th Anniversary Celebration and the 63rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on the Human and People’s rights from 20 October ending 13 November 2018 in Banjul, the Republic of the Gambia. The Centre’s participation is in line with its African Union observer status for the protection and promotion of Human Rights and Democracy in Lesotho. The Centre sent delegates participate and submit periodical reports on the status of human rights in Lesotho as according to rule 68 of the rules procedure of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights adopted at its 47th ordinary session whereby NGOs may be granted obser status with the Commission and note their rights and obligations.
Civil Society Session on Human Rights with the African Commission on Human Rights and Peoples Rights
Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) facilitated a session which hosted Commissioner from the African Commission on Human Rights and Peoples rights – promotion mission to Lesotho by Commissioner YEUNG KAM JOHN YEUNG SIK YUEN along with the civil society organizations on the 11th October held at TRC Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to share the state of human rights in Lesotho with consideration of the legislative measures undertaken by the country to implement the provisions of African Charter on Human and People’s rights. The civil society shared the state of human rights violations in Lesotho across different spectrums and made recommendations for improvement to the Commissioner.
Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) in its advocacy for the establishment of the Public Participation Act, invited civil society organizations to make submissions which will help form an act that will protect and promote good governance in Lesotho through heightened public participation. In this regard, the Centre hosted a one day session with its sister NGO’s (with likeminded) on Thursday 11th October 2018 at 09:00am at the TRC Hall. The main objective is to advocate for the enactment of the public participation act in Lesotho. This is done with consideration of the best legal frameworks adopted by neighboring African countries in order for the country to incorporate such. The civil society organizations made their submissions based on the Lesotho context .