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187 Resolution on the Appointment of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa - ACHPR/Res.187(XLIX)11


The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission), meeting at its 49th Ordinary Session, held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 28 April – 12 May 2011

Recalling its mandate to promote human and peoples’ rights and ensure their protection in Africa under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter); 

Bearing in mind Resolution ACHPR/Res. 72(XXXV)04 on the establishment of the mechanism of Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons in Africa; Resolution ACHPR/Res. 72(XXXVI) 04 on elaborating the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons in Africa; and Resolution ACHPR/Res160(XLVI)09 which appointed Honourable Commissioner Mohamed Fayek as Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa;

Noting with appreciation the accomplishment of Honourable Commissioner Mohamed Fayek and acknowledging his resignation as a Member of the African Commission and Special Rappporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons in Africa by a letter dated 7 April 2011;

Considering the need of the Special Mechanism on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa to continue to carry out its mandate; 

Decides to appoint Honourable Commissioner Kayitesi Zainabo Sylvie as Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa for a period of two years, effective 12 May 2011.

Done in Banjul, the Gambia 12 May 2011