The Commission comprises a group of distinguished West Africans from the worlds of politics, civil society, health, security and the judiciary.

With the support of leading experts, the Commission will analyse the problems of trafficking and dependency in order to deliver an authoritative report and comprehensive policy recommendations by the end of 2013. In preparing its report and recommendations, the Commission will undertake wide-ranging consultations with governments, regional organizations, international institutions and concerned citizens of the region.

To ensure that its findings and recommendations are widely discussed and acted on, the Commission will engage in a follow-up advocacy campaign with governments, regional and international bodies, civil society and the media.