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Government of Equatorial Guinea
October 14, 2011

Official presidential decree calling for a popular referendum to reform the Fundamental Law of Equatorial Guinea. Divided in three parts.

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EG Justice
August 12, 2011

This blog is a mosaic of Equatoguinean voices, information, commentary, and analysis of the issues and developments impacting Equatorial Guinea.

African Union
October 21, 1986

The Charter represents a declaration made on the part of members of the African Union to promote human rights among all people and to establish bodies to ensure these rights in member countries. Further, the Charter calls for the eradication of all forms of colonialism in Africa while promoting international cooperation.

Amnesty International
February 28, 1994

This brief report updates a report published by Amnesty International in February 1994 entitled Equatorial Guinea: A Missed Opportunity to Restore Respect for Human Rights, which describes the sharp escalation of human rights violations by the security forces in the run-up to the November 1993 elections, the first multi-party elections since independence in 1968. After the February 1994 report was written, Amnesty International received news of further human rights violations in Equatorial Guinea. In early March 1994 the United Nations Commission of Human Rights began to debate Equatorial Guinea under its item 12 (the item that deals with human rights violations in specific countries) during the Commission's 50th session from January 31 to March 11, 1994.

United Nations

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 was codified into two Covenants, which the General Assembly adopted on 16 December 1966. Together with the Optional Protocols, they constitute the "International Bill of Human Rights". The Covenant is a landmark in the efforts of the international community to promote human rights. It defends the right to life and stipulates that no individual can be subjected to torture, enslavement, forced labour and arbitrary detention or be restricted from such freedoms as movement, expression and association.

United Nations

Enables the Human Rights Committee to receive and consider communications from individuals claiming to be victims of violations of any of the rights set forth in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

United Nations General Assembly
December 1, 1999

Resolutions proposed by Central African nations to the UN General Assembly regarding policies for dealing with security and refugees in the region.

Government of Equatorial Guinea
September 14, 2004
United Nations Human Rights Council
September 8, 2009

The present report is a summary of seven stakeholders’ submissions to the universal periodic review. The submissions are from Abogacía por un Desarrollo Durable, Amnesty International, Center for Economic and Social Rights, EG Justice, Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children, and Human Rights Watch.

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