Committee on Resolutions

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 58th Ordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 6 to 20 April 2016;

 Recalling its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples’ rights under Article 45 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter);

Considering Rule 23 (1) of its Rules of Procedure which provides that: “The Commission may create subsidiary mechanisms such as special rapporteurs, committees and working groups”;

Recalling the importance of resolutions adopted by the Commission to take into account the human rights situations on the continent with a view to formulating guidance and recommendations on the promotion and protection of human rights in the African Charter;

The Commission:

Decides to establish a Resolutions Committee mandated to:

·         Collect data and information on situations of human rights violations on the continent that may be addressed in resolutions and make proposals to the Commission;

·         Consider resolutions proposed by subsidiary mechanisms of the Commission prior to their adoption in plenary;

·         Ensure that the final versions of resolutions faithfully reflect the observations and comments of Members of the Commission;

·         Ensure proper publication and popularisation of adopted resolutions through the appropriate means; 

·         Compile and analyse all resolutions of the Commission.

Working Group Chairperson

Working Group Members

Dr. Solomon Ayele Dersso, Prof. Rémy Ngoy Lumbu , Hatem Essaiem

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