Executive Council of the African Union 16th Ordinary Session, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 25-29 January 2010

Sectors : Human Rights
Organisation : AU
Date made: 

Commitments in: Governance - Human Rights

“Decision on the twenty-seventh activity report of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The Executive Council,
1. TAKES NOTE of the Twenty-seventh Activity Report of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR);

2. RECOMMENDS to the Fourteenth Ordinary Session of the Assembly to:

i) ADOPT and AUTHORIZE, in accordance with Article 59 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter), the publication of the Twenty-Seventh Activity Report of the ACHPR and its Annexes;

ii) REITERATE its commitment to allocate adequate resources from its regular budget to the ACHPR as provided for in Article 41 of the African Charter to enable the ACHPR effectively and independently discharge its mandate under the Charter;

iii) REITERATE its previous Decision EX.CL/Dec.529 (XV) that the African Union (AU) Commission, in consultation with the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC), expedite the review of the honorarium and allowances of the Members of ACHPR in accordance with the Financial Rules and Regulations of the African Union;

iv) FURTHER REITERATE its request to the ACHPR to finalize consideration of its Rules of Procedure, taking into account the comments of the various stakeholders, and ensuring that they are consistent with the African Charter and other AU legal instruments;

v) REITERATE as well its REQUEST that ACHPR identify possible ways to overcome financial and human resources shortcomings in the functioning of their communications handling system, and report on the implementation of this Decision to the next Ordinary Session of the
Executive Council in January 2011;

vi) WELCOME the good work done by the ACHPR in the promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights, and REQUEST that it continues to pursue and intensify its efforts in this regard.”