Working Group on Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities

The Working Group on Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities originated as a Focal Point which was established by the adoption of Resolution 118 at the 42nd Ordinary Session held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo from 15-28 November 2007.

Resolution 143 of the 45th Ordinary Session (Banjul, The Gambia – May 2009) a) extended the mandate of the group by establishing a Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities, with the mandate to:

  1. hold comprehensive brainstorming sessions to articulate the rights of older persons and people with disabilities;
  2. draft a Concept Paper for consideration by the African Commission that will serve as a basis for the adoption of the Draft Protocol on Ageing and People with Disabilities;
  3. facilitate and expedite comparative research on the various aspects of human rights of older persons and people with disabilities on the continent, including their socio-economic rights;
  4. collect data on older persons and people with disabilities to ensure proper mainstreaming of their rights in the policies and development programmes of Member States;
  5. identify good practices to be replicated in Member States;
  6. submit a detailed Report to the African Commission at each Ordinary Session.

The Working Group is elaborating a Draft Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons which was most recently submitted to the 50th Ordinary Session of the African Commission.

Working Group Chairperson


Working Group Members

Lawrence Murugu Mute, Reine Alapini-Gansou, Faith Pansy Tlakula

Publications & Key Documents

Adopted Resolutions

Mission Reports

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  • Western Region P.O. Box 673 Banjul
  • The Gambia
  • Tel: (220) 441 05 05, 441 05 06
  • Fax: (220) 441 05 04
  • E-mail: au-banjul@africa-union.org

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