Sessions

The Commission holds two ordinary sessions per year and may meet, if need be, in extraordinary sessions. The working languages are those of the African Union. The working sessions may be held in public or in camera. The Commission may invite States, national liberation movements, specialized institutions; NHRIs, NGOs or Individuals to take part in its session.

Items on the agenda shall deal with, inter alia, on the one hand, the consideration of complaints and periodic reports (which will be dealt with later on and on the other hand, with the examination of promotional activities and other matters as may be proposed by the various participants to the proceedings of the Commission, and especially by nongovernmental organizations []

Past Sessions

SessionStateDatesCommunique
16th Extraordinary SessionRwanda20 - 29 July 2014
3rd Joint meeting between the Commission and the CourtRwanda16 - 19 July 2014
55th Ordinary SessionAngola28 April - 12 May 2014 Final Communique
15th Extra Ordinary SessionGambia07 - 14 March 2014 Final Communique
54th Ordinary SessionGambia22 October - 05 November 2013 Final Communique
14th Extra Ordinary SessionKenya20 - 24 July 2013 Final Communique
53rd Ordinary SessionGambia09 - 22 April 2013 Final Communique
13th Extraordinary SessionGambia18 - 25 February 2013 Final Communique
52nd Ordinary SessionCote d'Ivoire09 - 22 October 2012 Final Communique
12th Extraordinary SessionAlgeria30 July - 04 August 2012 Final Communique
51st Ordinary SessionGambia18 April - 02 May 2012 Final Communique
11th Extraordinary SessionGambia21 February - 01 March 2012
10th Extraordinary SessionGambia12 - 16 December 2011 Final Communique
50th Ordinary SessionGambia24 October - 07 November 2011 Final Communique
49th Ordinary SessionGambia28 April - 12 May 2011 Final Communique
9th Extraordinary SessionGambia23 February - 03 March 2011 Final Communique
48th Ordinary SessionGambia10 - 24 November 2010 Final Communique
47th Ordinary SessionGambia12 - 26 May 2010 Final Communique
8th Extraordinary SessionGambia22 February - 03 March 2010 Final Communique
46th Ordinary SessionGambia11 - 25 November 2009 Final Communique
7th Extraordinary SessionSenegal05 - 12 October 2009
45th Ordinary SessionGambia13 - 27 May 2009 Final Communique
6th Extraordinary SessionGambia30 March - 03 April 2009 Final Communique
44th Ordinary SessionNigeria10 - 24 November 2008 Final Communique
5th Extraordinary SessionGambia21 - 29 July 2008 Final Communique
43rd Ordinary SessionSwaziland07 - 22 May 2008 Final Communique
4th Extraordinary SessionGambia17 - 23 February 2008 Final Communique
42nd Ordinary SessionCongo15 - 28 November 2007 Final Communique
41st Ordinary SessionGhana16 - 30 May 2007 Final Communique
40th Ordinary SessionGambia15 - 29 November 2006 Final Communique
39th Ordinary SessionGambia11 - 25 May 2006 Final Communique
38th Ordinary SessionGambia21 November - 05 December 2005 Final Communique
37th Ordinary Session Gambia27 April - 11 May 2005 Final Communique
36th Ordinary SessionSenegal23 November - 07 December 2004 Final Communique
3rd Extraordinary SessionSouth Africa18 - 19 September 2004
35th Ordinary SessionGambia21 May - 04 June 2004 Final Communique
34th Ordinary SessionGambia06 - 20 November 2003 Final Communique
33rd Ordinary SessionNiger15 - 29 May 2003 Final Communique
32nd Ordinary SessionGambia17 - 23 October 2002 Final Communique
31st Ordinary SessionSouth Africa02 - 16 May 2002 Final Communique
30th Ordinary SessionGambia13 - 27 October 2001 Final Communique
29th Ordinary SessionLibya23 April - 07 May 2001 Final Communique
28th Ordinary SessionBenin23 October - 06 November 2000 Final Communique
27th Ordinary SessionAlgeria27 April - 11 May 2000 Final Communique
26th Ordinary Session Rwanda01 - 15 November 1999 Final Communique
25th Ordinary SessionBurundi26 April - 05 May 1999 Final Communique
24th Ordinary SessionGambia22 - 31 October 1998 Final Communique
23rd Ordinary SessionGambia20 - 29 April 1998 Final Communique
22nd Ordinary SessionGambia02 - 11 November 1997 Final Communique
21st Ordinary SessionMauritania15 - 24 April 1997 Final Communique
20th Ordinary SessionMauritius21 - 31 October 1996 Final Communique
19th Ordinary SessionBurkina Faso26 March - 04 April 1996 Final Communique
2nd Extraordinary SessionUganda18 - 19 December 1995 Final Communique
18th Ordinary SessionCape Verde02 - 11 October 1995 Final Communique
17th Ordinary SessionTogo13 - 22 March 1995 Final Communique
16th Ordinary SessionGambia25 October - 03 November 1994 Final Communique
15th Ordinary SessionGambia18 - 27 April 1994 Final Communique
14th Ordinary SessionEthiopia01 - 10 December 1993 Final Communique
13th Ordinary SessionGambia29 March - 07 April 1993 Final Communique
12th Ordinary SessionGambia12 - 21 October 1992 Final Communique
11th Ordinary SessionTunisia02 - 09 March 1992 Final Communique
10th Ordinary SessionGambia08 - 15 October 1991 Final Communique
9th Ordinary SessionNigeria18 - 25 March 1991 Final Communique
8th Ordinary SessionGambia08 - 21 October 1990 Final Communique
7th Ordinary SessionGambia18 - 28 April 1990 Final Communique
6th Ordinary SessionGambia23 October - 04 November 1989 Final Communique
1st Extraordinary SessionGambia13 - 14 June 1989
5th Ordinary SessionLibya03 - 14 April 1989
4th Ordinary SessionEgypt17 - 26 October 1988 Final Communique
3rd Ordinary SessionGabon18 - 28 April 1988 Final Communique
2nd Ordinary SessionSenegal08 - 13 February 1988 Final Communique
1st Ordinary SessionEthiopia02 - 02 November 1987

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