278: Resolution on the extension of the deadline for the Study on Transitional Justice in Africa

    The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) meeting at its 55th Ordinary Session, in Luanda, Angola, 28 April to 12 May 2014;

    Recalling its mandate to promote human and peoples’ rights in Africa in accordance with the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

    Recalling further Resolution ACHPR/Res.235(LIII)13: Resolution on Transitional Justice in Africa, adopted during the 53rd Ordinary Session of the Commission, held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 9 to 23 April 2013, mandating Commissioner Pacifique Manirakiza to prepare a study on transitional justice in Africa;

    Mindful of the need to consolidate and finalize the research undertaken as part of the study;

    Considering that the one year deadline fixed for conducting the study will expire in May 2014;

    Decides to:

    1. Extend the deadline of the study by two years;
    2. Request that the report of the study be submitted for consideration by the Commission in May 2016.

    Adopted at the 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Luanda, Angola, 28 April to 12 May 2014

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