Platform Members/Institutions

The respective mandates of the Platform Members point to the centrality of human rights, democratic governance and the participation of citizens for the transformative development and integration in Africa.

AU Peace and Security Council is the standing decision-making organ for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts with a mandate to promote peace, security and stability in Africa
African Union Commission is the Secretariat of the Union entrusted with executive functions, including driving the African integration and development process in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens.
Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have a mandate to facilitate cooperation and provide security, economic and development support at a regional level. AMU/UMA, CEN-SAD, COMESA, EAC, CEEAC-ECCAS, CEDEAO-ECOWAS, IGAD and SADC are considered to be the building blocks of the African Economic Community.
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) is mandated to protect and promote human and peoples’ rights on the continent. It is specifically mandated to interpret the provisions of the Charter upon request by a state party, organs of the AU or individuals. The Commission has also adopted many resolutions expounding upon the provisions of the Charter.
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) was established to complement and reinforce the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights by strengthening the human rights protection system in Africa and ensuring respect for and compliance with the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, as well as other international human rights instruments, through judicial decisions.
Pan-African Parliament aims to provide a common platform and ensure the full participation of African peoples in the development and economic integration of the continent. Its ultimate aim is to evolve into an institution with full legislative powers, whose members are elected by universal adult suffrage.
African Peer Review Mechanism is a voluntary self-assessment tool instituted by African Heads of State in 2003. The APRM was designed to promote more effective governance across four thematic areas: Democracy and Political Governance, Corporate Governance, Economic Governance and Management, and Socio-economic Development.
Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) is the vehicle for building a strong partnership between governments and all segments of African civil society. It is an advisory organ composed of different social and professional groups of the AU Member States. It is mandated to promote dialogue and forge strong partnerships between governments and all segments of civil society, while also promoting and defending a culture of good governance, democratic principles and institutions, popular participation, human rights, social justice and gender equality.
AU Advisory Board on Corruption has a mandate to develop and promote the adoption of harmonized codes of conduct of public officials. It aims to develop methodologies on how to deal with the scourge of corruption and to disseminate information and sensitize the public on the negative effects of corruption and related offences
African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) aims at protecting and promoting the rights enshrined in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, particularly to document information and encourage relevant national and local institutions to undertake initiatives towards this cause, while making recommendations to Member States. The Committee formulates and lays down principles and rules aimed at protecting the rights and welfare of children in Africa;
African Union Commission on International Law aims at promoting the progressive development of international law in Africa and its codification.
NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency is the technical body of the African Union, with a core mandate to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of regional and continental priority programmes and projects and to push for partnerships, resource mobilisation and research and knowledge management.

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