63: Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate of the Term of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

    The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights at its 34th Ordinary Session that took place from 6th to 20th November 2003 in Banjul, The Gambia:

    Recalling the resolution it adopted at its 25th Ordinary Session that took place from 26th April to 5th May 1999 in Bujumbura, Burundi, in which it appointed a Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;

    Recalling further the provisions of Article 18(3) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

    Referring further the provisions of Article 45(1)a of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

    Recalling its decision taken at the 30th Ordinary Session, in October 2001 in Banjul, the Gambia, nominating Commissioner Angela Melo as the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;

    Considering the necessity to allow the Special Rapporteur to continue to carry out her mandate;

    Decides to renew the mandate of Angela Melo as Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa for a period of one (1) year;

    Requests the Secretariat of the African Commission to enhance its efforts to mobilise resources that could assist the Special Rapporteur to carry out her mandate.


    Done in Banjul, 20th November 2003.

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