Mohamed Fayek, president of the National Council for Human Rights, declared yesterday that Egypt has officially been chosen as the president of the African Network of National Human Rights Institutions.
The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) is a non profitable regional umbrella organization that brings together 44 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Africa. It was funded back in 2007 and is registered under Kenyan laws as an independent legal entity.
The announcement was made during Fayek’s speech in the twelfth periodic conference of the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions.
The conference that saw the participation of 44 African countries, all of whom are members of the commission, in addition to representatives of regional, local and international human rights bodies in Egypt.
Fayek also highlighted that this conference is the first event to be organized in Cairo, and that the theme chosen for the conference stresses on the ‘Global Compact for Migration.’
The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions aims at achieving human right endeavors in all of the African countries, with principles that are in line with Paris’.