SADR takes part in session of AU Specialized Technical Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs

Addis Ababa , May 16, 2014 (SPS) - The Saharawi Republic participated today to the works of the first session of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, which adopted the works of the Legal Experts meeting since last Tuesday 6 of May.
The Ministerial meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was attended by a Saharawi delegation composed of the Permanent Representative in AU and Ethiopia, Laman Baali, accompanied by Abba El Haissan, Member of the Constitutional Council and Secretary General of the Saharawi Jurists Union, along with Mr. Sid Ahmed Mouloud, and Maria Iid Saila, members of the Saharawi diplomatic corps in Ethiopia.
The Minister discussed the works of the Experts who submitted to the Ministerial meeting their recommendations and amendments on many projects laws and protocols such as:
1- The Draft Protocol on the Establishment of the African Monetary Fund
2- Draft African Union Convention on Cyber- Security
3- Draft African Charter on the Values and Principles of Decentralization, Local Governance and Local Development
4- Draft Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights
5- Draft Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union on the Pan-African Parliament;
6- Draft STC Rules of Procedure on Justice and Legal Affairs
7- Draft African Model Law on Biosecurity
8- Draft African Convention on Cross border Cooperation (Niamey Convention);
The Ministers adopted the works of their Experts and will submit a general repot to the coming AU Summit that will take place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea this June.
It should be recalled that the Saharawi Republic has been elected by the Legal Experts as a member of the Bureau of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs.
The delegation met with members of the different delegations participating to the meeting, and briefed them on the latest developments regarding the Saharawi issue, especially the situation in the occupied zones of the Saharawi republic. (SPS)