§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Which of the 53 African Union member states have not signed up to the African Peer Review Mechanism; and, of those which have acceded to the 114WA mechanism, how many have completed their first examination. [HL1002]
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
The following members of the African Union have not signed up to the African Peer Review Mechanism: Tunisia, Libya, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Niger, Sudan, Somalia, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Sao Tome and Principe, Comoros, Seychelles and Madagascar.
However, 23 countries have signed up for peer review and reviews are underway in four of these.