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

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights meeting at its 38th Ordinary Session that took place from 21st November to 5th December 2005 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 the decision taken at the 30th Ordinary Session which took place in October 2001 in Banjul, the Gambia, regarding nominating Commissioner Angela Melo Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;

Recalling the Resolution it adopted at its 34th Ordinary Session that took place from 27 April to 11th May 2005 in Banjul, The Gambia, to renew the mandate of Commissioner Angela Melo as Special Rapporteur for a period of two (2) years;

Considering the important work done by the Special Rapporteur;

Considering the necessity of allowing the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa to continue her mandate;

Commends Commissioner Angela Melo, Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Women in Africa, for the work done;

Decides to renew the mandate of Commissioner Angela Melo as Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa for a period of two (2) years;

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, The Gambia, 5 December 2005.