The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has published the revised Declaration of Principles of Freedom of Expression and Access to information in Africa.

The Commission adopted the Declaration during its 65th ordinary session which was held from 21st October to 10thNovember 2019 in the Gambian capital Banjul.

The revised Declaration replaces the 2002 Declaration of Principles of Freedom of Expression in Africa. The initiative to revise the Declaration was undertaken by the special rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information.

The adoption of the Declaration is a landmark development that elaborates Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and will contribute to an enhanced normative standard for freedom of expression, access to information since it embraces new technological advances, on-line activity and internet restrictions in Africa.

Detailed information on. https://www.chr.up.ac.za/expression-information-and-digital-rights-news/2056-african-commission-publishes-revised-declaration-of-principles-of-freedom-of-expression-and-access-to-information-in-africa-amid-covid-19-crisis

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