This Report covers the initial as well as the other six reports that should have been presented in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000.
It contains ten Chapters dealing with
- Profile of the Republic of Niger
- Legal system, system of government and relations between institutions
- Main texts of domestic law relating to the promotion and protection of Human and Peoples’ Rights
- Main regional and international Human rights instruments
- Measures taken by Niger to ensure the effective enjoyment of the rights enshrined in the Charter
- Efforts deployed by the government with a view to improving the conditions of women, children and the disabled.
- Measures taken to protect families and encourage their cohesion
- Efforts deployed in the area of the right to human rights education
- Difficulties encountered in implementing the Charter, due to political, economic and social conditions.
- Compliance with the Charter by Niger in the conduct of its international relations.
"Given the socio-economic and political crises that the country has suffered in the recent past, Niger has found it difficult to implement the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.
The return of normal constitutional life in the country, following the constitutional referendum of 18th July 1999 and the legislative and presidential elections in November and December of the same year nevertheless represents an important step towards establishing the rule of law, democracy and the respect of human rights and fundamental liberties.
To attain this objective, several programmes have been initiated, with the support of the international community. Among these are the poverty reduction strategy, the special programme of the President of the Republic and the programme of support to legal reforms."