Inter-African Union of Human Rights (IUHR)

Union interafricaine des droits de l'homme (UIDH)

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1992-07-04 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso


No activities reported since 2010.


Ensure that the rule of law is pre-eminent and that rights and liberties are respected; encourage the study and promotion of human and peoples' rights; stimulate the study and recognition of new human rights made necessary by economic, industrial and scientific development; strive that, by supplementing and reinforcing rather than replacing national human rights organizations, serve as the collective watchdog, at the African level, of principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights.


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Congress (every 3 years). Coordinating Bureau, consisting of President, Vice-President for institutional, juridical and contentious affairs, Vice-President for women and children's rights, 9 Vice-Presidents (1 for each zone), General Treasurer, Deputy General Treasurer, 8 Secretaries (External Relations, Environmental and Rural Affairs, Communication, Conflicts, Refugees, Democracy and Governance, Administrative). 3 Accountants. Zones (9): North Africa; Central Africa; West Africa (2); Africa of the Great Lakes; Horn of Africa; Southern Africa (2); Islands and Indian Ocean.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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