Pandemics and Protest: A Review of the Right to Protest in Africa During COVID-19

ALT Advisory Director, Michael Power, is moderating an online side-event at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ 68th Ordinary Session titled “Pandemics and Protest: A Review of the Right to Protest in Africa During COVID-19” on Thursday, 15 April at 17:00 UTC/Banjul time. The side-event is being hosted by the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO).

The event will focus on the specific challenges activists and civil liberties organisations have faced in upholding the right to protest throughout Africa during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis with a special focus on the experiences in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. The discussion will feature the following speakers:

  • Maina Kiai, former UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.
  • Osai Ojigho, Country Director, Amnesty International, Nigeria.
  • Martin Mavenjina, Kenya Human Rights Commission.
  • Edwin Makwati, Legal Resources Centre, South Africa.
  • Michael Power, Advisor, International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations.

The event will be held on Zoom and you can register in advance through this link.