ACHPR/Res. 488 (EXT.OS/XXXIV) 2021: Resolution on the Validation of the Co-opted Members of the Commission of Inquiry into the Situation in the Tigray Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

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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:

  1. Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz -appointed on 17 June 2021
  2. Maitre Soyata Maiga - appointed on 21 June 2021; and
  3. Judge Lucy Asuagbor - appointed on 24 June 2021.

 

Done virtually on 24 August 2021.