Africa Policy Research Network (APORENet)

Africa Policy Research Network (APORENet)

Charity information

Africa Policy Research Network (APORENet)

Background:
APORENet was set up in 2001 as a response to the UK government’s decision to put into force the Human Rights Act 1998, which incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into the UK domestic law. The purpose was to raise awareness of the likely impact of the Human Rights Act to members of the African community in the UK and to offer training and support to community organisations dealing with issues concerning them on the use of a ‘Right Based Approach’ to access services for their clients. The Organisation gained charitable status in 2005.

Charitable objects:
I. TO PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS (AS INCORPORATED INTO ENGLISH LAW BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998) FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, IN PARTICULAR FOR THE BENEFIT OF AFRICAN COMMUNITIES LIVING IN THE UK BY ALL OR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS:
EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS;
RAISING AWARENESS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES INCLUDING THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF ART; AND
PROMOTING RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AMONG INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS.
II. TO PROMOTE GOOD RACE RELATIONS

Founded 2001