389: Resolution on the Appointment of the Chairperson, Renewal of the Mandate and Reconstitution of the Working Group on Specific Issues related to the Work of the Commission - ACHPR/Res. 389(LXI) 2017

    The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) meeting at its 61st Ordinary Session held from 1 to 15 November 2017, in Banjul, The Gambia:

    Considering its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples’ rights in Africa under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter);

    Recalling its Resolution ACHPR/Res.77 (XXXVII) 05 on the establishment of a Working Group on Specific Issues Related to the Work of the Commission (Working Group) adopted at its 37th Ordinary Session;

    Mindful of its Resolutions ACHPR/Res.80(XXXVIII)05, ACHPR/Res.127(XXXXII)07, ACHPR/Res.150 (XLVI)09,  ACHPR/Res.280 (LV) 2014, and ACHPR/Res.311 (LVII) 2015 on the Renewal of the Mandate and Composition of the Working group;

    Further recalling its Resolutions ACHPR/Res.233 (EXT.OS/XIII)13 and ACHPR/Res. 328 (EXT.OS/XIX) 2016 reconstituting the Working Group and modifying its mandate and composition;

    Noting with appreciation the work undertaken by the Advisory Committee under the leadership of Commissioner Faith Pansy Tlakula;

    Considering that the mandate of the Chairperson and the members of the Advisory Committee has come to an end;

    Recognizing the importance of the Working Group and the need to allow the Working Group to continue to carry out its mandate;

    Decides to:

    i.              Appoint Commissioner Kayitesi Zainabo Sylvie as Chairperson of the Working Group for a period of 2 years with effect from 15 November 2017;

    ii.            Renew the mandate of Commissioner Soyata Maiga as a Member of the Working Group for the same period; and

    iii.           Appoint the following Commissioners as members of the working Group for the same period:

    -       Commissioner Maya Sahli Fadel;

    -       Commissioner Lawrence Murugu Mute; and

    -       Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso.

    Done in Banjul, The Gambia, 15 November 2017

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    Commissioners: Zainabo Sylvie Kayitesi (Mrs), Soyata Maiga (Mrs), Solomon Ayele Dersso, Maya Sahli Fadel (Ms), Lawrence Murugu Mute

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