News Human rights advance in Equatorial Guinea The report on the situation of economic, social and cultural rights in our country shows the evolution of the degree of fulfillment of obligations and commitments agreed between the member states.

04/01/2013

This was confirmed by the Director-General of Human Rights, Manuel Mba Nchama, in comments to www.guineaecuatorialpress.com after an Equatorial Guinean delegation, headed by the Second Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Social and Human Rights Sector, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, attended activities last November in Geneva (Switzerland) of the 49th Session on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

During the session, Manuel Mba Nchama said that the rights issue is essential, and for its study, the culture and customs of each country should be taken into account, since all rights imply obligations.

Following his speech, he acknowledged that Equatorial Guinea is complying with respect to human rights, highlighting the absence of torture in the country's prisons and the care given to inmates that was agreed upon. The aim of the meeting was to assess the degree of compliance with the commitments of the agreement signed by member countries, so that the committee can evaluate their implementation.

During his speech, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy said that the Government of Equatorial Guinea, through the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, has put in place mechanisms and programs to improve economic, social and cultural conditions faced by the National Plan of Economic and Social Development Horizon 2020. Also, Nsue Mokuy added that "the Government of Equatorial Guinea reiterates its strong political intention to continue working for the promotion and guarantee of human rights in general and economic, social and cultural rights in particular."

Text and photo: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet).
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.

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