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Speech by the President of the National Human Rights Commission

posted by: December 12th, 2014

Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of Equatorial Guinea, made a speech on December 10 at the Sixty-Sixth Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which this year has the theme “Human rights, 365 days a year.”


The President of the National Commission on Human Rights stated in his speech that Equatorial Guinea is added as a international subject with full rights and a member of the UN in this commemoration which establishes the universal values of the human person.

He also appealed to all the national social calsses to reflect on the importance and scope of respect for human rights in our society, as well as the achievements obtained in achieving a society of peaceful and stable coexistence, thanks to the first defender of these rights, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

He further stated that the Basic Law is the legal framework to ensure coexistence and establishes those fundamental rights in Article 13, which is a pact of coexistence that all must follow in order to continue strengthening our rule of law.

In the same sense of guaranteeing the rights of Equatorial Guineans, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, under Article 123 of the Basic Law, just elected the Ombudsman, which ratified by the President of the Republic the responsibility goven to Marcelino Nguema Onguene. This step placed us in a unique position in regards to respect for human rights for being the first African country to create that figure.

Finally, he took the opportunity to praise the determination of H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to establish a society that is more just, balanced and respectful of human rights.

Attached to this article is the full speech of the President of the National Human Rights Commission of Equatorial Guinea, Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu.

Information: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi (D. G. Base Internet)

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