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Africans Parliamentarians for Darfur

Africans Parliamentarians for Darfur (AP4D) is an initiative that was started in 2007 to bring together chairs of Foreign Affairs Committees of African parliaments to discuss and attempt to address issues pertaining to the conflict in Darfur as part of the various processes currently engaged in resolving the crisis. It was felt by the initiator, Dr Usman Bugaje, former chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives in Nigeria’s Parliament, that parliamentarians have a key role to play in the resolution of conflicts, but that, no major effort had been undertaken to engage African parliamentarians vis-à-vis the conflict in Darfur.

The 10 chairs who met at the initial convening of this initiative, 26-28 May 2007 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, decided to establish a working mechanism that will oversee the work of the initiative, and a Secretariat was created, with Tanzania as the chair. The ten countries represented in that meeting were: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Mozambique, Ghana, Mali and the Pan-African Parliament. The May meeting also produced a Communiqué and A Follow Up Mechanism to propel the work of the initiative.

The Secretariat at its inaugural meeting held in Dar es Salaam 21 and 22 September, 2007, took the strategic decision to divide itself into a two tier mechanism made up of the Executive Committee and the Secretariat. It was also decided that the Secretariat be made up of experts and some CSO activists working on issues of conflicts in Africa, of which Darfur is one, that will support both the Executive Committee and the African Parliamentarians for Darfur Initiative.

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Action Professionals Association for the People

Aegis Trust Rwanda

African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

African Center for Development

African Center for Justice and Peace Studies

Africa Internally Displaced Persons Voice (Africa IDP Voice)

African Security Dialogue and Research (ASDR)

African Women's Development and Communications Network (FEMNET)

Alliances for Africa

Amman Centre for Human Rights Studies

Andalus Institute for Tolerance

Anti-Slavery International

Arab Coalition for Darfur

Arab Program for Human Rights Activists

Association Africaine de Defense des Droits de l'Homme (ASADHO)

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE)

Centre for Research Education and Development of Freedom of Expression and Associated Rights (CREDO)

Citizens for Global Solutions

Conscience International

Conseil National Pour les Libert?s en Tunisie

Darfur Alert Coalition (DAC)

Darfur Centre for Human Rights and Development

Darfur Leaders Network (DLN)

Darfur Reconciliation and Development Organization (DRDO)

Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre

East Africa Law Society

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

Femmes Africa Solidarit?

La F?d?ration Internationale des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH)

Forum of African Affairs (FOAA)

Human Rights First

Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA)

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

Institute for Security Studies

Inter-African Union for Human Rights (UIDH)


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya)

International Refugee Rights Initiative

Justice Africa

Justice and Peace Commission

Lawyers for Human Rights

Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections

Legal Resources Consortium-Nigeria

Ligue Tunisienne des Droits de l'Homme

Makumira University College, Tumaini University

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

Minority Rights Group

National Association of Seadogs

Never Again International

Open Society Justice Initiative

Pan-African Movement

Rencontre Africaine Pour la Defense des Droits de l'Homme (RADDHO)

Sierra Leone STAND Chapter

Sisters' Arabic Forum for Human Rights (SAF)

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)

Sudan Organization Against Torture (SOAT)

Syrian Organization for Human Rights

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

Universal Human Rights Network


Women Initiative Nigeria (WIN)

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