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:
Cote d’Ivoire: Periodic Report, 2012-2015
Received: 28 June 2016
Mauritius: 6th to 8th Combined Periodic Report, 2009-2015
Received: 5 May 2016
NOTICE TO MEMBER STATES
The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Secretariat) presents its compliments to embassies of Member States of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and has the honour to write further to the invitations to Member States to participate in the upcoming 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), scheduled to be held at the Headquarters of the Commission in the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, from 21 October to 4 November 2016, which invitations were copied to their respective embassies in Addis Ababa.Read more..........
Call for Contributions to the Draft Guidelines on Freedom of Association and Assembly in Africa
The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights informs the general public that in accordance with Resolution 319 (http://www.achpr.org/fr/sessions/57th/resolutions/319/), the Study Group on Freedom of Association and Assembly, under the oversight responsibility of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Africa, Madam Reine Alapini-Gansou, has developed draft guidelines on freedom of association and assembly in Africa. This draft is the result of the organisation of several consultations with various stakeholders, particularly in Benin and Côte d’Ivoire. The draft copy under reference will be presented for consideration at the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Special Rapporteur would like to invite all stakeholders who wish to contribute to this project to forward their inputs on the Draft Guidelines by 10 October 2016.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING SHADOW REPORTS
In terms of Rule 74 (2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission, "Institutions, organizations or any interested party wishing to contribute to the examination of a State Report and the human rights situation in the country concerned, shall send their contributions, including shadow reports, to the Secretary of the Commission at least 60 days prior to the examination of the Report."
For further information, please contact: Secretariat of the Commission
31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District
P.O Box 673 Banjul, The Gambia
Tel: 220 4410505/6; 2304361
Fax: 220 4410504
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: email@example.comRead more...