Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on the Situation in the Tigray Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on the Situation in the Tigray Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia - ACHPR/Rés.512 (LXX) 2022

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 70th Ordinary Session, held virtually from 23 February to 9 March 2022:

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 and Resolutions ACHPR/Res. 487 (EXT.OS/XXXIV) 2021 and ACHPR/Res. 494 (LXIX) 2021, on the Renewal of the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on the Situation in the Tigray Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Commission of Inquiry);

Noting the work carried out thus far by the Commission of Inquiry and the need to conclude its work; and

Considering the expiry of the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on 12 February 2022.

The Commission decides to:

i. extend the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry for a further period of three (3) months, effective from 12 February 2022, and to this end, validates all actions of the Commission of Inquiry taken in between and up to the date of the present resolution; and

ii. amend the effective date of the extension of the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry in Resolution ACHPR/Res. 494 (LXIX) 2021, on the Renewal of the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on the Situation in the Tigray Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to read as follows:

“Considering the expiry of the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on 12 November 2021:

“The Commission decides to extend the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry for a further period of three (3) months, effective from 12 November 2021, and to this end, validates all actions of the Commission of Inquiry taken in between and up to the date of the present resolution”.


 

Done virtually, on 9 March 2022