Investigation Missions

Article 45 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child mandates the Committee to undertake any form of investigation in States on any matter that is within the ambit of the Charter. As a regional treaty body established to promote and protect children’s rights in Africa, the Committee can undertake investigations on any thematic area upon the request by third parties or by its own initiatives. During investigative missions, the Committee holds constructive dialogue with various organs of the State, children's representatives, UN Agencies, CSOs and other stakeholders involved on children’s rights in the respective countries. Following the investigation, the Committee develops reports of the mission which underline its main findings and recommendations. Moreover, the Committee reports its findings and recommendations to the Executive Council of the African Union which can further issue a decision on the matter under investigation.
State Party Investigation Mission Mission Date Mission Report
MALAWI MALAWI fact-finding mission in the republic of Malawi on matters of children with albinism 29 Aug 2022
MOZAMBIQUE MOZAMBIQUE Fact Finding Mission to Mozambique on the situation of Childrens affected by the conflit in Cabo Delgado 23 May 2022
TANZANIA TANZANIA Investigation Mission in Tanzania 11 Aug 2015
CENTRAL AFRICA REPLIC CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC Investigation Mission in the Central Africa Republic 15 Dec 2014
SOUTH SUDAN SOUTH SUDAN Investigation Mission in the Republic of South Sudan 01 Aug 2014