The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, meeting at its 20th Extra-Ordinary Session, held in Banjul, Islamic Republic of The Gambia, from 09 to 18 June 2016;
Recalling its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples’ rights under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter);
Considering Article 45(1)(c) of the African Charter which requires the African Commission on Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) to co-operate with other African and international institutions concerned with the promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights;
Recalling that one of the key indicators of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process is the respect for and protection of fundamental rights and freedoms;
Bearing in mind Resolution ACHPR/Res.168 (XLVIII)10 on the Cooperation between the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Peer Review Mechanism, which underscored the need to continue cooperation between the APRM and the Commission, and appointed Commissioner Pansy Tlakula as the focal point between the Commission and the APRM for a period of one year, to coordinate and enhance cooperation between the APRM and the Commission;
Hereby decides to renew the mandate of Commissioner Pansy Tlakula, as the focal point between the Commission and the APRM for a period of one year.
Done in Banjul, Islamic Republic of The Gambia, on 18 June 2016