Japhet Biegon


Dr Japhet Biegon is Amnesty International’s Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator. He leads and coordinates the organization’s advocacy engagements with the African Union (AU) and diplomatic representatives accredited to the AU. He is also an Extra-Ordinary Lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. His research interests include regional human rights systems, implementation of and compliance with international human rights instruments, soft law, and the rights of disadvantaged groups. He holds a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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The Rise and Rise of Political Backlash: African Union Executive Council’s decision to review the mandate and working methods of the African Commission

The latest African Union (AU) Summit, held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, from 25 June to 2 July 2018, has left the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) severely undermined. The Executive Council adopted Decision EX.CL/Dec.1015(XXIII), which endorses some worrying recommendations that emanated from the joint retreat, held in June, by the ACHPR and the Permanent…

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