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The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 34th Extraordinary Session, held virtually on 24 August 2021;
Recalling Resolution ACHPR/Res. 482 (EXT.OS/XXXII) 2021 on the Fact-Finding Mission to the Tigray Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;
Noting paragraph 11 of Resolution ACHPR/Res. 482 (EXT.OS/XXXII) 2021, which gives the Commission the right to co-opt any expert, including military, forensic, communications, ballistics, and human rights experts etc. to become a member of the Commission of Inquiry;
The Commission decides to:
Validate the appointment of the following independent human rights experts as co-opted members of the Commission of Inquiry with retroactive effect, and as of their respective dates of appointment:
- Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz -appointed on 17 June 2021
- Maitre Soyata Maiga - appointed on 21 June 2021; and
- Judge Lucy Asuagbor - appointed on 24 June 2021.
Done virtually on 24 August 2021.