187: Resolution on the Appointment of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission), meeting at its 49th Ordinary Session, held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 28 April – 12 May 2011:

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);

Bearing in mind Resolution ACHPR/Res. 72(XXXV)04 on the establishment of the mechanism of Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons in Africa;Resolution ACHPR/Res. 72(XXXVI) 04 on elaborating the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons in Africa;and Resolution ACHPR/Res160(XLVI)09 which appointed Honourable Commissioner Mohamed Fayek as Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa;

Noting with appreciation the accomplishment of Honourable Commissioner Mohamed Fayek and acknowledging his resignation as a Member of the African Commission and Special Rappporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons in Africa by a letter dated 7 April 2011;

Considering the need of the Special Mechanism on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa to continue to carry out its mandate;

Decides to appoint Honourable Commissioner Kayitesi Zainabo Sylvie as Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa for a period of two years, effective 12 May 2011.


Done in Banjul, the Gambia 12 May 2011.