124: Resolution on the Appointment of the Chairperson and Members of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission or ACHPR) meeting at its 42nd Ordinary Session held from 14 – 28 November 2007, in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo:

Recalling its mandate to promote human and peoples’ rights and ensure their protection in Africa under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter);

Recalling its Resolution ACHPR/Res.73 (XXXVI)04 to establish a Working Group on Economic and Social Rights taken at its 36th Ordinary Session, held from 23 November - 7 December 2004 in Dakar, Senegal, and which also defined its mandate;

Noting with appreciation the work and accomplishment of members of the Working Group: Sanji Mmasenono Monageng, Yasser Sid Ahmed El-Hassan, and Mohamed Abdellahi Ould Babana;

Considering that the term of the Working Group came to an end on 14 November 2007;

Decides to appoint Commissioner Angela Melo as Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic and Social Rights in Africa for a period of two years, effective 28 November 2007.

And further appoints the following members for the same period of time,

Done in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 28 November 2007.