38: Resolution on the Designation of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

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

Recalling the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women;

Recalling further the provisions of article 18.3 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

Referring to the provisions of article 45.1(a) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

Recognising the need to place particular emphasis on the problems and rights specific to women in Africa;

Recalling further the decision taken by the Commission at its 23rd Ordinary Session, held in Banjul (The Gambia) to designate Mrs. Julienne Ondziel-Gnelenga to the post of Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;

Designates Mrs .Julienne Ondziel-Gnelenga to the post of Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa for a period of two years, subject to renewal, with effect from 31st October 1998.


Bujumbura, 5th May 1999.