Resolution on the Appointment of an Expert Member of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa - ACHPR/Res.354(LIX)2016


The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 59th Ordinary Session held from 21 October to 4 November 2016 in Banjul, Islamic Republic of The Gambia;

Recalling its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples' rights in Africa under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (the African Charter);

Recalling Resolution ACHPR/Res.65 (XXXIV) 03 on the adoption of the Report of the Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities, and the establishment of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities (the Working Group);

Further recalling Resolutions ACHPR/Res.123 (XXXXII) 2007; ACHPR/Res.155 (XLV1) 2009; ACHPR/Res.204 (L) 2011; ACHPR/Res.249 (LIV) 2013; and ACHPR/Res.323 (LVII) 2015 respectively on the renewal of the mandate of the Working Group for a period of two years;

Recognising the importance of the work of the Working Group in promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous populations/communities in Africa, and the need to enable the Working Group to continue to implement its mandate;

Noting that one of its members tendered her resignation in April 2016;

Conscious of the need to fill the position and in order to ensure an equitable representation which reflects geographical diversity and the various legal systems;

The Commission:

Decides to appoint Dr Kanyinke Sena (Kenya) as an Expert Member of the Working Group for the period from November 2016 to November 2017.

Done in Banjul, Islamic Republic of The Gambia, on 4 November 2016