The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) was established by the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, with the aim to promote human and people’s rights and ensure their protection in Africa. The Commission was inaugurated on 2 November 1987 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Commission’s Secretariat has subsequently been located in Banjul. On October 24 , 2011 the ACHPRO adapted the Guidelines And Principles On Economic, Social And Cultural Rights In The African Charter On Human And Peoples’ Rights. In that document intersex people are recognized as a vulnerable and disadvantaged group. It also states that this group deserves special attention and protection when it comes to the the right not to be subjected to medical or scientific experimentation without free and informed consent.