Video: AU Should Uphold Rights Body’s Independence

The African Union should reconsider its decision to restrict the autonomy and mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.  In this video, African human rights and civil society leaders from across the continent joined Human Rights Watch to express concern that the AU Executive Council’s decision to limit the Commission's autonomy will cripple its ability to independently uphold African human rights standards and hold member states accountable for abuses. 

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AU: Uphold Rights Body’s Independence