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Published On: Tue, Jun 17th, 2014

REQUESTING THE SUSPENSION OF THE REPRESENTATION OF DJIBOUTI OF THE JOINT PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ACP-EU

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Pursuant to the Constitution,

Having regard to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, of the one part and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 as amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005

Given the preamble of the Cotonou Agreement, which emphasizes that political environment guaranteeing peace, security and stability, respect for human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law and good business management, is part of the long-term development ”

Having regard to Article 9 of the ACP-EU stressing that “respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms, including respect for fundamental civil rights, democracy based on the rule of law and transparent and accountable governance are an integral part of sustainable development ”

Given the UN Charter, the Constitutive Act of the African Union, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all relevant international and regional legal instruments,

Given the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance,
Considering the Declaration of the African Union on the Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa (2002)

Given the international Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 16 December 1966,
Given the resolution of the European Parliament of 4 July 2013 on the situation in Djibouti,
Given the Rules of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly adopted on 3 April 2003 and revised 25 November 2004 23 November 2006 28 June 2007 28 November 2008 18 May 2011 and 29 November 2012,

A. Whereas the Joint Parliamentary Assembly, which represents the population of the ACP-EU is a key element of ACP-EU relations,

B. Considering that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that the right to express themselves through honest elections to be held by universal and equal suffrage and secret ballot is a right that everyone should be able to benefit and that this right is an essential element of democracy and the rule of law to which the European Union and the ACP States are committed under various legal obligations they have undertaken,

C. Considering that the electoral process is the touchstone of fundamental principles of political pluralism, which implies that States must organize elections in accordance with recognized international and regional standards,

D. Considering that elections can not be carried out if the three phases of the electoral process are sufficiently met – namely the pre-election phase, the election phase and the post-election phase – given that each of them is very importance and should be recognized as such,

E. Considering that democracy is a political system in which sovereignty emanates from the people,

F. Considering that, despite repeated requests from the Djibouti opposition parties grouped in the “Union for the National Hi” (USN) and the International Community, the detailed results of parliamentary elections in the Republic of Djibouti February 22, 2013 are not published by the government this day

G. Considering that this situation is causing serious post-electoral crisis that prevails and persists in Djibouti since February 23, 2013,

H. whereas under the pressure of Djiboutian people and the international community the Government of Djibouti began with USN political dialogue,

I. Considering that political dialogue, open August 14, 2013, is suspended since 14 September 2013,

J. Considering that deadlock in political dialogue is exclusively due to the irresponsible actions of the government and its leader,

K. Considering that this impasse has led the leaders of the USN to introduce a request for mediation with the African Union,

L. Whereas the application of the USN and introduced October 21, 2013 is being processed by the organs of the African Union,

Mr. Whereas under Article 3 of the Regulations of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly members can only be democratically elected parliamentarians,

N. Considering that the alleged representatives of the Republic of Djibouti appointed by a body that has no legal existence are not democratically elected parliamentarians, the elections of February 22, 2013 having been unsuccessful for candidates in power,

1. Urges the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and particularly its Bureau to consider the situation and draw all the consequences including the suspension of the Representation of the Republic of Djibouti up to resolve the post-election crisis

2. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, the Bureau of the Assembly, the Commission of the African Union, the Pan-African Parliament, the Pan-Arab Parliament , the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Secretary General of the United Nations.

 

 

 

 

For ANL

President

Ismail Gedi hared

 

 

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