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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Committee on Resolutions


The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 58th Ordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 6 to 20 April 2016;

 Recalling its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples’ rights under Article 45 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter);

Considering Rule 23 (1) of its Rules of Procedure which provides that: “The Commission may create subsidiary mechanisms such as special rapporteurs, committees and working groups”;

Recalling the importance of resolutions adopted by the Commission to take into account the human rights situations on the continent with a view to formulating guidance and recommendations on the promotion and protection of human rights in the African Charter;

The Commission:

Decides to establish a Resolutions Committee mandated to:

  • Collect data and information on situations of human rights violations on the continent that may be addressed in resolutions and make proposals to the Commission;
  • Consider resolutions proposed by subsidiary mechanisms of the Commission prior to their adoption in plenary;
  • Ensure that the final versions of resolutions faithfully reflect the observations and comments of Members of the Commission;
  • Ensure proper publication and popularisation of adopted resolutions through the appropriate means; 
  • Compile and analyse all resolutions of the Commission.

Jamesina Essie L. King (Mrs)


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