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1. INTRODUCTION

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide was established by Law Nº09/2007 of 16/02/2007, which stipulates that the commission is a National, independent and permanent institution. It has a legal status and Administrative and financial autonomy. The Commission shall particularly collaborate with the Ministry having the memory in its attribution.

2. MISSION

To prevent and fight against Genocide, its ideology and overcoming its consequences.

 

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide has three organs:

A Commissioners’ Council

The Commissioners’ Council is the supreme organ in the Commission’s management. It is comprised of seven (7) members including the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson characterized by technical know how, wisdom and integrity, who enable the Commission to achieve its mission; who are appointed by a Presidential Order upon approval by the Senate. 

The Commissioners’ Council shall have the following responsibilities:

1° to make a follow up on the implementation of the National Policy in relation to genocide memory;

2° to monitor the management of the Commission;

3° to approve the Commission’s annual planning and plan of action;

4° to approve the Commission’s draft annual budget;

5° to examine and approve the Commission’s annual activity report;

6° to approve the Commission’s donations, grants and bequest;

7° to approve the Commission’s draft internal rules and regulations;

8° to follow up and monitor the management of the Commission’s property; 

 An Executive Secretariat

The Commission's Executive Secretariat is headed by an Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary is appointed by a Prime Minister’s Order. 

The Executive Secretary has the following responsibilities:

1° to implement the decisions taken by the Commissioners’ Council;

2° to ensure the daily running of the Commission and to coordinate all its activities; 3° to prepare and submit to the Commissioners’ Council the draft annual budget for the commission; 

4° to prepare and submit to the Commissioners’ Council the Commission’s planning and plan of action;

5° to prepare and submit to the Commissioners’ Council the Commission’s draft internal rules and regulations;

6° to prepare and submit to the Commissioners’ Council the Commission’s annual financial report;

7° to prepare and monitor the staff training plan and evaluation;

8° to coordinate all research programs conducted by the Commission;

9° to collaborate with other relevant public institutions with regard to fund mobilization and development of good relations with the commission;

10°to perform any other duty as may be required by the Commissioners’ Council. 


An advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a national organ entrusted with advising on the guidelines of the Commission.

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