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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Working Group on Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities


The Working Group on Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities originated as a Focal Point which was established by the adoption of Resolution 118 at the 42nd Ordinary Session held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo from 15-28 November 2007.

Resolution 143 of the 45th Ordinary Session (Banjul, The Gambia – May 2009) a) extended the mandate of the group by establishing a Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities, with the mandate to:

  • hold comprehensive brainstorming sessions to articulate the rights of older persons and people with disabilities;
  • draft a Concept Paper for consideration by the African Commission that will serve as a basis for the adoption of the Draft Protocol on Ageing and People with Disabilities;
  • facilitate and expedite comparative research on the various aspects of human rights of older persons and people with disabilities on the continent, including their socio-economic rights;
  • collect data on older persons and people with disabilities to ensure proper mainstreaming of their rights in the policies and development programmes of Member States;
  • identify good practices to be replicated in Member States;
  • submit a detailed Report to the African Commission at each Ordinary Session.

The Working Group is elaborating a Draft Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons which was most recently submitted to the 50th Ordinary Session of the African Commission.

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

Working Group Chairperson


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64th Ordinary Session

From April 24 to May 14 , 2019

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

63rd Ordinary Session

From October 24 to November 13 , 2018

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

61st Ordinary Session

From November 01 to November 15 , 2017

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

60th Ordinary Session

From May 08 to May 22 , 2017

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

59th Ordinary Session

From October 21 to November 04 , 2016

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

58th Ordinary Session

From April 06 to April 20 , 2016

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

57th Ordinary Session

From November 04 to November 18 , 2015

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

56th Ordinary Session

From April 21 to May 07 , 2015

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

55th Ordinary Session

From April 28 to May 12 , 2014

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

54th Ordinary Session

From October 22 to November 05 , 2013

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

52nd Ordinary Session

From October 09 to October 22 , 2012

51st Ordinary Session

From April 18 to May 02 , 2012

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

44th Ordinary Session

From November 10 to November 24 , 2008

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

50th Ordinary Session

From October 24 to November 05 , 2011

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

49th Ordinary Session

From April 28 to May 12 , 2011

Madame Reine Alapini-Gansou

48th Ordinary Session

From November 10 to November 24 , 2010

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

46th Ordinary Session

From November 11 to November 25 , 2009

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

45th Ordinary Session

From May 13 to May 27 , 2009

Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

45th Ordinary Session

From May 13 to May 27 , 2009

Madame Reine Alapini-Gansou