ASPIRATION 3

An Africa of Good Governance, Democracy, Respect for Human Rights, Justice and the Rule of Law

We aspire that by 2063, Africa shall: • Be a United Africa; • Have world class, integrative infrastructure that criss-crosses the continent; • Have dynamic and mutually beneficial links with her Diaspora; and • Be a continent of seamless borders, and management of cross-border resources through dialogue.

Priority area 1: Democratic Values and Practices are the Norm

Target 1: At least 70% of the people believe that they are empowered and are holding their leaders accountable

Target 2: At least 70% of the people perceive that the press / information is free and freedom of expression pertains

Target 3: At least 70% of the public perceive elections are free, fair and transparent

Target 4: Accredited Electoral Observers certifies elections to be free and fair

Target 5: A functional national focal point responsible for implementation of AU shared values is in place by 2017

Target 6: All reporting obligations with respect to compliance of AU Shared instruments are met by 2017

Target 7: Zero tolerance for unconstitutional changes in government is the norm

Target 8: African Charter on Democracy is signed, ratified and domesticated by 2020


Priority area 2: Human Rights, Justice and The Rule of Law

Target 1: At least 70% of the people perceive the judiciary to be independent and deliver justice on fair and timely basis.

Target 2: At least 70% of the people perceive they have free access to justice

Target 3: At least 70% of the people perceive the entrenchment of the culture of respect for human rights, the rule of law and due process.


Priority area 1: Institutions and Leadership

Target 1: At least 70% of the public acknowledge the public service to be professional, efficient, responsive, accountable, impartial and corruption free

Target 2: At least 70% of the public acknowledge the relevance and good functioning of the legislature as a key component of democracy


Priority area 2: Participatory Development and Local Governance

Target 1: All local governments have full administrative and institutional capacities and appropriate fiscal powers

Target 2: Local communities have a fair share of the exploitation of natural resources and are using them for the benefit of all.

Target 3: Reduce local conflicts to zero by 2020

Target 4: Culture, values and norms of local communities are respected and protected