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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Lucy Asuagbor (Mrs)

Country: Cameroon


Justice Lucy Asuagbor, is a Cameroonian and one of the current serving Commissioners of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights since 2010. She is Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa; a Member of the Committee on the Prevention of Torture in Africa; a Member of the Committee For The Protection Of The Rights Of PLHIV And Those At Risk, Vulnerable To And Affected By HIV In Africa (HIV Committee); and Chairperson of the Working Group on Communications. She was formerly Chairperson of the HIV Committee; a Member of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa; and Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders. She is the Country Rapporteur responsible for the promotion of human rights in Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Sierra Leone. She has also been responsible for Benin and Guinea Bissau.
 
In her personal capacity, she is currently a Judge at the Supreme Court of Yaoundé, Cameroon. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Lagos-Nigeria, a Masters Degree in International Law from the International Maritime Law Institute –Malta, and a Diploma from the School of Magistracy –Yaoundé.
 
Madam Asuagbor has had a long professional career in the Magistracy, serving the Government of Cameroon in various capacities, including as a State Counsel, Vice President of the Court of Appeal and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal, in the South West Region in Buea, Cameroon. She is also a Member of the Higher Judicial Council.
 
She is a keen and dedicated human rights activist and is affiliated to numerous organizations engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights. Her goal is to contribute tangibly towards the amelioration of human rights on the African Continent.
 

States Assigned

Malawi

Nigeria

Rwanda

Sierra Leone

Uganda

Mission Reports

Central African Republic: Promotion Mission 2011

12th Extraordinary SessionFromJuly 30 to August 04 , 2012

Uganda:Promotion Mission, 2013

14th Ordinary SessionFromDecember 01 to December 10 , 1993

Cameroon: Promotion Mission, 2012

53rd Ordinary SessionFromApril 09 to April 22 , 2013

Mali: Fact-Finding Mission, 2013

53rd Ordinary SessionFromApril 09 to April 22 , 2013

Function Appointed Resolution Renewal End Period

Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and Focal Point on Reprisals in Africa

Special Rapporteur

48th Ordinary Session

50th Ordinary Session

From November 10 , 2010 To November 24 , 2010

Special Rapporteur on Rights of Women

Special Rapporteur

57th Ordinary Session

401 327 380 428

61st Ordinary Session

From November 04 , 2015 To now

Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa

Working Group Member

54th Ordinary Session

254 387

57th Ordinary Session

From October 22 , 2013 To now

Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa

Working Group Member

50th Ordinary Session

249 323

57th Ordinary Session

61st Ordinary Session

From October 24 , 2011 To November 05 , 2011

Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living With HIV (PLHIV) and Those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV

Working Group Chairperson

50th Ordinary Session

279 325 383

55th Ordinary Session

57th Ordinary Session

From October 24 , 2011 To November 05 , 2011

Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living With HIV (PLHIV) and Those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV

Working Group Member

57th Ordinary Session

279 325 383

61st Ordinary Session

From November 04 , 2015 To now

Working Group on Communications

Working Group Chairperson

255 314 385

57th Ordinary Session


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