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On 6-7 July 2015, APCOF attended a Technical Meeting on Drafting a General Comment on Victims' Right to Redress under Article 5 of the African Charter. The meeting was held by the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights' Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPTA) and REDRESS, and is part of the CPTA's recent efforts to prepare a general comment in relation to Article 5 of the African Charter. The purpose of the General Comment is to specify and clarify the normative context and scope of the right to redress.
GFSA and APCOF would like to invite you to a briefing, to share perspective and engage in a dialogue on enhancing engagement in upcoming policy developments including the White Paper on Policing and the Firearms Control Amendment Bill, with a particular emphasis on how these processes can strengthen gun violence prevention efforts.
The briefing will focus on:
- exploring key areas that should be addressed in these policy and legislative developments that can contribute to reducing gun violence in our society
- analysing the key themes across the Firearms Control Amendment Bill, and how the proposed amendments contribute (or not) to effective gun control
- ensuring that there is much greater participation by civil society organisation in the next round of consultatiob on the Firearms Control Amendment Bill, allowing for more diversity and different voices in support of strengthening South Africa's national gun law
- discussing strategies to mobilise community voices, in particular the voices, in particular the voices of those most affected by gun violence.
DATE: Tuesday 21 July 2015
TIME: 2pm tp 5pm
WHERE: Central Methodist Mission
Burg Street/ Church Street arcade
We would value your input and hope that you or a representatives from your organisation will be able to attend. Please RSVP to Adele Kirsten at GFSA by close of business on Tuesday 7th July.
For the report please follow the link: