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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Working Group on Specific Issues Related to the work of the African Commission


Res.233 (EXT.OS/XIII) 2013: Resolution on the Reconstitution of the Working Group on Specific Issues relevant to the Work of the Commission and modifying its Mandate and Composition

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) meeting at its 13thExtra-Ordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 18 to 25 February 2013;

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);

Recalling  Resolution Ref. ACHPR/Res.77 (XXXVII)05 on the creation of a Working Group on Specific Issues Relevant to the Work of the  Commission (WGSI), adopted at its 37th session which took place from 27 April - 11 May 2005 in Banjul, The Gambia;

Recalling further Resolutions ACHPR/Res.124 (XXXXII) 07 adopted at its 42nd Ordinary Session held from 14 – 28 November 2007, in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, and  Resolution ACHPR/Res.150 (XLV1) 09 adopted at its 46th Ordinary Session held from 11 – 25 November 2009, in Banjul, The Gambia; renewing the mandate of the Working Group;

Zainabo Sylvie Kayitesi (Mrs)

Working Group Members

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Adopted Resolutions

Advisory Committee on Budgetary and Staff Matters


The Advisory Committee on Budgetary and Staff Matters was established by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights with the adoption of Resolution 142 at the 45th Ordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia from 13-27 May 2009. The mandate calls for the Advisory Committee on Budgetary and Staff Matters to:

  1. work with the Secretariat to identify activities from the 2008-2012 Strategic Plan of the ACHPR that would feature in the Commission budget proposals;
  2. prepare the programs budget of the African Commission for presentation to the relevant Organs of the African Union;
  3. ensure proper execution of the programs; and 
  4. implement the new structure of the Secretariat of the African Commission.

The mandate of the Advisory Committee on Budgetary and Staff Matters was renewed and extended by the adoption of Resolution 188 at the 49th Ordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia from 28th April to 12th May 2011.

Madame Reine Alapini-Gansou

Dr. Solomon Ayele Dersso

Working Group Members

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Working Group on Communications


The Working Group on Communications was established by the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights with the adoption of Resolution 194 at its 50th Ordinary Session, held in Banjul from 24 October to 5 November 2011, on basis of Rule 97(2) of its Rules of Procedure which states that “The African Commission may establish one or more working groups to consider questions of seizure, admissibility and the merits of any communication(s) and to make recommendations to the Commission."

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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)

Working Group Members

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