Angola at meeting of SADC human rights organizations

Luanda – Angola participated in a meeting on the situation of human rights organizations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region on 27-28 February in Gaborone, Botswana.

The meeting discussed topics such as the statute and the contribution of the organs of protection of human rights in the defense of democracy and human rights in the SADC region.

It also discussed the importance and the political space that the countries of the region give to the defense of human rights.

Particular attention was also paid to the deepening of intra-institutional relations between human rights institutions linked to the State and private entities.

The purpose of the forum was to analyze the situation of human rights bodies and entities, challenges and perspectives for the defense of citizens’ rights in the countries of the region.

The Angolan delegation to the event was headed by the Ombudsman, Carlos Alberto Ferreira Pinto, the Angolan ambassador to Botswana, Beatriz de Morais, as well as officials from the Ombudsman’s Office and the Angolan Embassy in Gaborone.

Source: Angola Press News Agency