TRES\007\11\2015: THEMATIC RESOLUTION ON PEACE AND SECURITY
We, the participants of the Forum on the Participation of NGOs in the 57thOrdinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the 31st African Human Rights Book fair held in Banjul, The Gambia from 31st October–2nd November 2015;
Deeply concerned by the on-going conflict situations in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan South Sudan.
Deeply concerned by reports of serious crimes under international law, and widespread violations of humanitarian and human rights law, including the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, being committed by all parties to the conflicts in these countries;
Considering that despite the existing regional normative and institutional frameworks for addressing conflicts, and threats of conflicts, in Africa, there seems to be serious limitations in coordinated responses to conflict threats, and human rights violations related to conflicts in Africa;
Noting that the Commission’s performance and capacity to champion a human rights approach to conflict prevention, management and resolution is yet to be fully realised;
Call upon the African Commission:
Done in Banjul, The Gambia – 2nd November, 2015