Lesotho ratifies five AU conventions

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Lesotho simultaneously has deposited with the Commission of the African Union instruments of ratification of five treaties, commonly referred to as "the Maputo conventions.
" These are the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, the African Convention on Prevention and Combating of Corruption, the Protocol on the Court of Justice, the Protocol on Amendments to the Constitutive Act of the African Union, and the Revised African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
The treaties are named after the Mozambican capital because they were adopted there during the second ordinary session of the AU assembly in July 2003.
Lesotho's Permanent Representative to the AU, Masuhla Humphrey Leteka, handed the instruments of ratification to AU Political Affairs Commissioner Julia Dolly Joiner, saying his country has decided to commit itself to implement the decisions of the AU.
On her part, Joiner welcomed Lesotho's ratification, remarking that the kingdom had set a worthy example to other member States that have yet to ratify their documents.

07 november 2004 09:19:00




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