At a time when Africa is emerging from colonisation, the African nations are seeking to find their own solutions to the development of the rights of man.
At a time when Africa is emerging from colonisation, the African nations are seeking to find their own solutions to the development of the rights of man. As part of this theme an international conference was held in Dakar, Senegal, from September 7-12 by the Senegalese Association of Study and judicial research for the international Commission of Jurists.
SYNOPSIS: The conference was held in the National Assembly Building in Dakar and attended by jurists from Africa, and included members of international organisations such as the United Nations and Organisation of African Unity as representatives from France and Belgium.
M. Blioune Badara Mbengue, the Senegalese Minister of Justice was at the opening session of the conference. During the six-day conference delegates split into six commissions to study various topics including international aspects of development; non-discrimination; the citizen and the administration, and the judicial power of the judiciary. Editorial comment in the Senegal papers noted that the conference came at a time when the rights of man, are something to be increasingly achieved through struggle. The papers also said it was perhaps appropriate that the conference was held in Senegal. This year Senegal changed its own construction to that of a multi-party democracy.