Thursday, September 13, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Further Strengthens Human Rights

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Permanent Commission of Justice and Human Rights further strengthened human rights in the country with the review of the Proposed Law Regulating the Criminal Responsibility of Minors.

The Commission collected six chapters outlined by the Senate PDGE group to incorporate to the Proposed Law. The chapters address the definition of sanctions against the accused minor, the liability of insurers, as well as education and social reintegration.

Equatorial Guinea has made great strides over the years and significant progress on human rights, including the temporary amnesty against the death penalty, the plan of action to combat human trafficking, the implementation of the Children’s Parliament, the improvement of education for all Equatorial Guineans, and the complete abolition of child labor.

Equatorial Guinea has ratified numerous international conventions regarding human rights, and is active at the United Nations (UN) as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, where it strongly advocates for peace and security throughout the world. Equatorial Guinea at the UN has urged its fellow UN member states to prohibit the sale of arms to mercenaries and other organizations who are considered human rights violators.