Albinism workshop –September 2017

A representative of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights attended the workshop convened by the UN Independent Expert (I.E.) on the human rights of people with albinism on ending harmful practices related to witchcraft. At the beginning of 2017, the African Commission and the I.E jointly convened a panel at the May session of the Commission in Niger where the I.E presented the Roadmap to combat violence and discrimination against people with albinism in the region. In follow up the Commission also adopted a resolution endorsing the roadmap.