The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, ACHPR, has condemned all violations of rights to which asylum seekers, refugees and migrants have been directly or indirectly subjected to, in the context of the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in States
This was contained in the resolution of the ACHPR at its 67th Ordinary Session.
The Commission has also decided to undertake an in-depth study on how African States have fulfilled their obligations towards asylum seekers, refugees and migrants during their management of the pandemic.
This it says is in order to identify the obstacles to the enjoyment of their fundamental human rights by the latter and highlight possible good practices to be shared with all actors committed to the effective protection of the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Africa.
The Commission also tasked the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa to coordinate the said study and present the findings to the Commission.