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Vol 39 No 16

Published 7th August 1998


Lomé out of Lomé

The rigging of Togo’s 21 June presidential election (AC Vol 39 No 14) may lead to Lomé being thrown out of the Convention named after it. The European Commission has set in motion a procedure which could lead to Togo’s suspension under Article 366b of the Fourth Lomé Convention. This provides for consultations on suspension in the event of violations of ‘fundamental principles’ (human rights, democratic principles, rule of law) in the European Union or the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

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