On September 5th a workshop was held at the Kangonjo Higher Polytechnic Institute (ISKA) on “Regional Human Rights Systems: the African System vs. the European System”. The workshop was opened by the Director General of ISKA, followed by an opening speech by the Secretary of State for Human Rights and Citizenship, Dr. Ana Celeste Januário.
The themes covered during the workshop included:
- “The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the current challenges” by the African Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr. Teresa Manuela;
- “The Role of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights in the Protection and Defense of Human Rights: Advances and Constraints” by Human Rights Consultant, Dr. Emílio Manuel; and
- “Europe’s experience in guaranteeing and protecting human rights: the European Court of Human Rights” by Prof. Dr. Paula Veiga of the University of Coimbra.
There were over 200 participants at the workshop including teachers, students and other guests, as well as various media representatives.