Noting that in 1989 the Republic of The Gambia and the OAU signed a solemn and binding Agreement to establish the seat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in Banjul, and to provide adequate facilities for the Commission to execute its mandate in terms of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights;
Noting with appreciation that the Government of the Republic of the Gambia has now resolved to construct the headquarters building to house the Secretariat of the Commission and towards that end has allocated a site on which such headquarters building is to be situated; and
Noting also that on 24th October 2001 to mark United Nations Day and African Human Rights Day (21st October), the Foundation Stone was laid during a ceremony on the site presided over by the Hon. Attorney General and Secretary of State for Justice and in the presence of the Chairman, other members of the Commission, the staff of the Secretariat and other dignitaries.
1. Congratulates the Government of the Republic of the Gambia on the provision of land and for the resolve to construct the headquarters of the African Commission;
2. Supports the Government of the Republic of the Gambia in all fundraising efforts necessary to raise the necessary capital for the construction of the building;
3. Instructs the Secretary to the Commission to report regularly on the progress of the appeal.
Done in Banjul, The Gambia 27th October 2001