TRES/007/4/12: Resolution from Special Interest Group on Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities
We, the participants of the NGO Forum preceding the 51th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights and 25th African Human Rights Book Fair held from 14 – 16 April 2012 in Banjul, The Gambia
Acknowledging the inclusion of experts on Disability in the Working Group on Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities and the commencement of the development of the Protocol on Older Persons; hereby the African Commission to:
Conclude the process of drafting the African Protocol on Older Persons.
Consult widely with Persons with Disabilities across regions in the drafting of the African Disability Protocol.
Promote, protect and defend the rights of Persons with Disability,
Call upon all other African governments that have not signed or ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, especially The Gambia, Swaziland, Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, to speedily do so in order to enable them enjoy the rights enjoin African States that have signed and ratified the United Nation enshrined in the Convention.