178: Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Tunisia

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, meeting at its 9th Extra-Ordinary Session, held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 23 February to 3 March 2011:

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

Recalling further the Resolutions on the Human Rights Situation in the Republic of Tunisia: Resolution ACHPR/Res: 56 (XXIV) 01, on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Tunisia, adopted during the its 29th  Ordinary Session held from 23 April to 7 May 2001, in Tripoli, Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;

Considering the protests of the Tunisian Citizens which led to the establishment of a political transition process; 

Nonetheless concerned by the persistent pockets of conflict which result in human rights violations and retaliatory attacks;

Concerned by the large scale displacements and migration of the population who fear for their lives and the social and humanitarian consequences of this state of affairs;

Urges the transitional Government and all the political actors to guarantee respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the Tunisian citizens and to direct a peaceful political transition towards the establishment of democratic institutions responding to the aspirations of the Tunisian people;

Invites the African Union and the International Community to support the transitional Government and the Tunisian People in the realization of their common objectives and in their search for lasting peace.

 

Done in Banjul, The Gambia, 1st March 2011.