37: Resolution on the Extension of the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Prison and Condition of Detention in Africa

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, meeting in its 25th Ordinary Session, in Bujumbura, Burundi, from 26 April – 5 May 1999:

Recalling its decision to designate Professor E.V.O. Dankwa to the post of Special Rapporteur on prisons and conditions of detention in Africa, taken at its 20th Ordinary Session;

Considering that the mandate of the Special Rapporteur is of two years’ duration, subject to renewal;

Considering further that the initial term of two years of the Special Rapporteur comes to an end with the 24th Ordinary Session;

Emphasising the importance of the work of the Special Rapporteur as regards the search for solutions to the problems arising from the restriction of the freedom of the individual, in particular;

Decides to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on prisons and conditions of detention in Africa for a period of two years, with effect from 31 October 1998.


Bujumbura, 5th May 1999.