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.


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.