Resolution on the Reconstitution of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV


Resolution on the Reconstitution of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV - ACHPR/Res.574 (LXXVII) 2023

 Nov 09, 2023

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 77rd Ordinary Session, held in Arusha, Tanzania, from 20 October to 9 November 2023;

Recalling its mandate of promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa under Article 45 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter);

Considering that as part of fulfilling its mandate, the Commission has established various mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa;

Recognising its fundamental role to protect vulnerable groups in Africa from human rights violations;

Recognising further that people living with HIV and those at risk are currently one of the most vulnerable groups exposed to serious violations of human rights in Africa;

Recalling its Resolutions ACHPR/Res.163 (XLVII) 2010 adopted at its 47th Ordinary Session on the establishment of a Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and Those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV (the HIV Committee); 

Also recalling Resolutions ACHPR/Res.172 (XLVIII) 2010 and ACHPR/ Res. 285 (EXT.OS/XVI) 2014, all appointing Members for the HIV Committee respectively;

Further recalling Resolutions ACHPR/Res.195 (L) 2011 and ACHPR/Res.325 (LVII) 2015 on the Appointment of the various Chairpersons of the HIV Committee;

Recalling moreover Resolutions ACHPR/Res.220 (LI) 2012; ACHPR/Res.279 (LV) 2014, ACHPR/Res. 352(EXT.OS/XX) 2016, ACHPR/Res.383 (LXI) 2017, ACHPR/Res.425 (LXV) 2019 and ACHPR/Res.460 (LXVI) 2020 and ACHPR/Res.534 (LXXIII) 2022 on the Renewal of the Mandate and Reconstitution of the HIV Committee;

Bearing in mind ACHPR/Res.534 (LXXIII) 2022 on the Reconstitution of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV, which appointed Hon. Commissioner Dr. Litha Musyimi-Ogana, as Chairperson of the HIV Committee,  Hon. Mudford Mwandenga as Vice Chairperson, and Hon. Commissioner Janet sallah-Njie as a Member of the Committee;

Considering Resolution ACHPR/Res. 523 (LXXII) 2022 on the Extension of the Mandate and Membership of Six (6) Special Mechanisms of the Commission, which retrospectively extended for a further period of three (3) months, the mandate and membership of the Chairperson and Expert Members of Six (6) Special Mechanisms effective 2 August 2022;

Noting with appreciation the work undertaken by the HIV Committee under the leadership of all the former chairpersons in the discharge of its mandate;

Recognizing the importance of the HIV Committee in the promotion and protection of the rights of People living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and affected by HIV in Africa and the necessity to allow the HIV Committee to continue to carry out its mandate; 

Bearing in mind the Standard Operating Procedures on the Special Mechanisms of the Commission (the SOPs on Special Mechanisms) adopted at its 27th Extraordinary Session held from 19 February to 4 March 2020 in Banjul, The Gambia;

Noting in particular the guidelines set out in the SOPs on Special Mechanisms, including the general roles and responsibilities of mandate holders, the composition of the mechanisms, the appointment of members and the duration of their mandate as well as the code of conduct for mandate holders;

Further noting the decisions taken during this 75th Ordinary Session regarding the allocation of responsibilities among the Commissioners;

Decides to appoint and reconstitute the Membership of the Committee as follows:

i.     Honorable Commissioner Litha Musyimi-Ogana as Chairperson of the HIV Committee;
ii.    Honorable Commissioner Mudford Zachariah Mwandenga as Vice-Chairperson of the HIV Committee for the same period; and
iii. Honorable Commissioner Marie- Louise Abomo as a Member of the Committee

Done in Arusha, Tanzania, 09 November 2022

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1. Draft Resolution on the renewal of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ Special Mechanisms’ mandates 36 citations
2. Resolution on the Establishment of a Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People living with HIV (PLHIV)and those at risk, vulnerable to and affected bv HIV - Recalled 12 May 2014 13 citations
3. Resolution on the Appointment of the Chairperson and Members of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of people Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at risk, vulnerable to and affected by HIV 8 citations
4. Resolution on the Extension of the Mandate of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People living with HIV (PLWHIV), and those at risk, vulnerable to and affected by HIV in Africa 8 citations
5. Resolution on the Appointment of Members of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People living With HIV (PLHIV)and those at risk, vulnerable to and affected bv HIV 7 citations
6. Resolution on the Appointment of the Chairperson of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV 7 citations
7. Resolution on the Extension of the Mandate of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People living with HIV, and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and affected by HIV in Africa 7 citations
8. Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate and Reconstitution of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV 6 citations
9. Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate of Expert Members of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV and Those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV 6 citations
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