355: Resolution on the Appointment of an Expert Member of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa - ACHPR/Res. 355(LIX) 2016

    The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 59th Ordinary Session held from 21 October to 4 November 2016 in Banjul, Islamic Republic of The Gambia;

    Recalling its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples' rights under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (the African Charter);

    Recalling its Resolution ACHPR/Res.73 (XXXVI) 04 establishing and laying down the mandate of the Working Group on Economic and Social Rights adopted at its 36th Ordinary Session held in Dakar (Senegal), from 23 November to 7 December 2004;

    Further recalling Resolution ACHPR/Res. 316 (LVII) 15 on the appointment of Commissioner Jamesina E.L. King as Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa (the Working Group) and the extension of the term of its members, adopted at the 57th Ordinary Session of the Commission held from 4 to 18 November 2015 in Banjul, Islamic Republic of The Gambia;

    Recalling AU Executive Council Decision EX.CL.876 (XXVII) of 1 June 2015 requesting the Commission to prepare, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, an additional protocol to the African Charter on the Rights  of Citizens to Social Protection and Social Security;

    Recognising the importance of the Working Group in promoting and protecting economic, social and cultural rights in Africa, including the rights of citizens to social protection and social security;

    Recalling that the Commission decided, during its 19th Extraordinary Session held in Banjul, Islamic Republic of The Gambia, from 16 to 25 February 2016, to assign this task to the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa in accordance with the said AU Executive Council decision;

    Noting that the Working Group needs special expertise in order to implement the abovementioned decisions of the Executive Council and the Commission;

    The Commission

    Decides to appoint Prof. Marius Paul Olivier as an Expert Member of the Working Group for the period from November 2016 to November 2017. 

    Done in Banjul, Islamic Republic of The Gambia, on 4 November 2016

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