Mumba Malila

Activities as Commission Vice-chairperson


    Introduction

    This inter-sessional Activity Report covers the period between the 48th Ordinary Session in November 2010 and this Session and is being presented pursuant to Rules of Procedure of the Commission.

    The Report is in four parts: Part I covers my activities as a Member of the Bureau, Part II is devoted to my activities as Commissioner, Part III as Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa, Part four IV as a Member of the Working Group on the Death Penalty and Part V as a Member of the Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV.

    PART I. Activities as a Member of the Bureau

    1. From 29 November to 1 December 2010, I led a delegation of Commissioners and staff of the Secretariat to the IPAS Alliance organized retreat in Nairobi, Kenya. The retreat was called to sensitize the African Commission on various aspects of maternal mortality, unsafe abortions and human rights. The retreat was attended by medical practitioners, academics, representatives of the African Court and NGOs.

    2. From 27 to 28 January 2011, I participated in the meeting of the Executive Council of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    3. From 29 to 31 January 2011, I attended the Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    4. On the side lines of the summit was a joint meeting of the Bureau of the African Commission and African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights.

    PART II. Activities as Commissioner


    5. On 3 February 2011, in Lusaka, Zambia, I participated in a round table meeting of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights organized by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, as the Southern Africa Focal Point for the Africa Court Coalition, together with the African Women Millennium Initiative Zambia. I made a presentation on "the relationships between the African court and the African Commission".

    6. From 23 February to 3 March 2011, I participated in the 9th Extra Ordinary Session of the African Commission held in Banjul, the Gambia. That session dealt with among other things, outstanding Reports, Communications and the human rights situations in North and West Africa.

    7. From 9 to 11 March 2011, I participated in the Conference on the Promotion of the African Court, held in Lilongwe, Malawi. I presented a paper entitled "The Promising Siblings the Relationship between the African Court and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights".

    8. On 21 March 2011, I had a round table meeting with an organization called "Friends of Mulik" on health and human rights with particular reference to marginalized groups.


     

    Activities as Working Group Chairperson

    Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations


      Introduction

      This inter-sessional Activity Report covers the period between the 48th Ordinary Session in November 2010 and this Session and is being presented pursuant to Rules of Procedure of the Commission.

      The Report is in four parts: Part I covers my activities as a Member of the Bureau, Part II is devoted to my activities as Commissioner, Part III as Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa, Part four IV as a Member of the Working Group on the Death Penalty and Part V as a Member of the Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV.

      PART III. Activities as Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa

      9. This mandate was established at the 46th Ordinary Session of the African Commission held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 11 to 25 November 2009. The purpose of this special mechanism as set out in the resolution that created it are to:
      1. Examine the impact of extractive industries in Africa within the context of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights;
      2. Research the specific issues pertaining to the right of all peoples to freely dispose of their wealth and natural resources and to a general satisfactory environment favorable to their development;
      3. Undertake research on the violations of human and peoples' rights by non-state actors in Africa;
      4. Request, gather, receive and exchange information and materials from all relevant sources, including Governments, communities and organizations, on violations of human and peoples' rights by non- state actors in Africa;
      5. To inform the African Commission on the possible liability of non-state actors for human and peoples' rights violations under its protective mandate;
      6. Formulate recommendations and proposals on appropriate measures and activities for the prevention and reparation of violations of human and peoples' rights by extractive industries in Africa;
      7. Collaborate with interested donors institutions and NGOs, to raise funds for the Working Group's activities;
      8. Prepare a comprehensive report to be presented to the African Commission by November 2011;
      To date, the Working Group has not held its inaugural meeting due to resource constraints. A meeting has now been scheduled for Lusaka Zambia in July 2011 for progress of itself out its programme of action.


       

      Activities as Working Group Member

      Working Group on Death Penalty and Extra-Judicial, Summary or Arbitrary killings in Africa


        Activities as Member of the Working Group on the Death Penalty in Africa

        10. From 24-27 March 2011, as a member of the Working Group on the Death Penalty in Africa, I attended the 5th Meeting of the Working Group on the Death Penalty in Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting was organized to finalize the Working Group's document on 'the Study on the Question of the Death Penalty in Africa," for presentation to the African Commission at its 49th Ordinary Session.
         

        Activities as Working Group Member

        Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living With HIV (PLHIV) and Those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV


          PART V. Activities as Member of the Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV

          11. From 17 to 18 January 2011, I participated in the orientation meeting of the Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV which was held in Dakar, Senegal. This was the first meeting of all the expert members of the Committee together with the Commissioners
          intended to map out the agenda for the Committee.
           

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