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Contribution to the Draft General comment No. 5 (2020) on migrants’ rights to liberty and freedom from arbitrary detention

Submitted by the WORKING GROUP MIGRATION AND TORTURE IN AFRICA to the committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Members of the Working group:

DIEYE Aminata (Chair Person) Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT)

OYAMTA BALDAL Ligue Tchadienne des Droits de l’Homme (réseau) /Tchad

ALAA TALBI Forum Tunisien pour les Droits Économiques et Sociaux (FTDES) /Tunisie

MWANGI KEVIN Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) /Kenya

ESTHER NABWIRE African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims / Uganda

ELMEHDI AG WAKINA Association Malienne pour la Survie au Sahel (AMSS) /Mali

BADAMASSI YAHAYA Alternative Espaces Citoyens/ Niger

MOUSAPHA KEBE Réseau Migration développement (REMIDEV) / Sénégal

MOHAMMED BADAWI Africa Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) /Soudan MAITE PAREJO SOUSA Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España (APDHE)/Spain

Access the full Submission Migration and Torture here

The SOS-Torture Migration and torture Working in group in Africa, is a group of 10 experts from the OMCT SOS-Torture network, which aims to analyze first-hand information in order to set out authoritative research and recommendations for the protection of migrants against torture and other punishments or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. The group is sponsored by the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) and the Collectif des Associations Contre l’Impunité au Togo (CACIT).

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