Submission of State Reports
In accordance with Article 62 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, States Parties to the Charter are required to submit every two years, a report on the legislative or other measures taken, with a view to giving effect to the rights and freedoms recognised and guaranteed by the Charter.
The following Initial/Periodic State reports have been submitted to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights as per Article 62, and are hereby made public in accordance with Rule 74 of the Rules of Procedure of the African Commission:
Sierra Leone: Initial and Combined Reports, 1983-2013
Received: 27 May 2015
Burkina Faso: Third and Fourth Periodic Report (2011-2015)
Received: 11 May 2015
Kenya: Combined 8th -11th Periodic Report, 2008 - 2014
Received: 11 March 2015
Algeria: Fifth and Sixth Periodic Reports, 2010 - 2014
Received: 14 January 2015
Public consultation on a draft General Comment on Article 4 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (right to life)
At its July 2014 meeting in Cotonou, Benin, the Working Group on Death Penalty and Extra-Judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings in Africa (the Working Group) of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) decided to develop a General Comment on Article 4 (the right to life) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter). It decided to engage a wide range of experts including the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
In June 2015, the Working Group held a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, where it agreed a draft text on the General Comment on Article 4 was now ready to be opened for public consultations. This draft can be found (in English and French) below.
In September 2015, the Working Group will meet again with a wide range of international experts convened in Geneva, Switzerland. Before that meeting, the Working Group invites written comments from any interested parties, including any of those who made contributions to earlier stages of the drafting process.
The African Commission’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa is commencing with the development of a General Comment on Victims’ Right to Redress under Article 5 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The concept paper on the development of a general comment on Article 5 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights is attached.
The Right to Nationality in Africa, a study undertaken by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons, pursuant to Resolution 234 of April 2013 and approved by the Commission at its 55th Ordinary Session, May 2014.Read more...
The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights hereby requests all litigants before the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights to provide their updated addresses (Telephone and facsimile numbers, e-mails / alternate e-mails, postal and physical addresses). All information should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more...