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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights


295 Resolution on Meetings of the Working Group on Communications - ACHPR/Res.295(EXT.OS/XVII)2015


The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 17th Extraordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 19 to 28 February 2015;

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

Considering Rule 23 (1) of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure which provides that the Commission may create subsidiary mechanisms such as special rapporteurs, committees and working groups;

Considering Rules 26 and 27 of the Rules of Procedure which provide that the Commission shall hold Ordinary and Extraordinary Sessions;

Recalling its Resolution ACHPR/Res.194 (L) 11 on the establishment of the Working Group on Communications and the appointment of its members;

Recalling Resolution ACHPR/Res.212 (EXT.OS/XI) 2012 on the mandate of the Commission’s Working Group on Communications;

Recalling Resolution ACHPR/Res.225 (LII) 2012 on the renewal of the mandate and modification of the composition of the Working Group on Communications;

Considering the technical nature of the work of the Working Group on Communications;

Considering the need to create favourable conditions for members of the Commission to properly implement their protection mandate;

 

1-      Decides that the meetings of the Working Group on Communications shall be considered as extraordinary sessions;

2-      Grants Commissioners participating in sessions of the Working Group on Communications the same entitlements as those given during ordinary and extraordinary sessions;

3-      Tasks the Secretariat with ensuring the implementation of this Resolution and to report to the Commission.

 

Done in Banjul, The Gambia on 28 February 2015