21st Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 21st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights


15-24 April 1997 - Nouakchott, Mauritania


1. Opening ceremony (public session);

2. Adoption of Agenda (private session); Doc.OS/1(XXI)

3. Organisation of work (private session); Doc.OS/2(XXI)

4. Observers (public session):

  1. Statements of the States' Delegates;
  2. Examination of applications for Observer Status; Doc.OS/3(XXI)

5. Consideration of periodic reports of States Parties (public session):

  1. Second and Third Periodic Reports of Zimbabwe; Doc.OS/4(XXI)
  2. Initial Report of Sudan. Doc OS/5(XXI)

6. The setting-up of an early intervention mechanism in case of massive human rights violations (public session). Doc. OS/6(XXI)

7. Promotional activities (public session) :

  1. Activity reports by Commissioners; Doc.OS/7(XXI) Add.1
  2. Examination of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on extra judicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Doc.OS/7(XXI) Add.2
  3. Report on the implementation of Resolution AHG/Res. 230 (XXX) on the establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights; Doc.OS/7(XXI) Add.3
  4. Human Rights Situation in Africa and Statements of observers
  5. e) Amendments of Guidelines on the preparation of the periodic reports; Doc.OS/7(XXI) Add.4
  6. Organisation of forthcoming seminars and conferences; Doc.OS/7(XXI) Add.5
  7. g) Publication of the Review and the Newsletter of the Commission; Doc.OS/7(XXI) Add.6
  8. Report of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons; Doc.OS/7(XXI) Add.7
  9. Elaboration of the Draft Additional Protocol on African Women's Rights; Doc.OS/7(XXI) Add.8
  10. Strengthening the Cooperation between the Commission and National Human Rights Institutions (item proposed by Commissioner Rezzag-Bara). Doc.OS/7(XXI) Add.9

8. Participation of the Commission in certain activities of the O.A.U. (public session). Doc.OS/12(XXI)

9. Protective Activities :

  1. Missions of the Commission for Protective Activities (public session); (item proposed by Interights, RADDHO and the CLO) Doc.OS/9(XXI) Add.1
  2. Missions of the Commission
  3. Consideration of communications (private session). Doc.OS/9(XXI) Add.2

10. Revision of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the issue of incompatibility of the members of the Commission (private session). Doc. OS/8(XXI) Add.9

11. Administrative and Financial Matters (private session) : Doc.OS/10(XXI)

  1. Report of the Chairman of the Commission; Doc.OS/10(XXI) Add.1
  2. Report of the Secretary to the Commission; Doc.OS/10(XXI) Add.2
  3. Examination of the project of the Logo of the Commission (public session); Doc.OS/10(XXI) Add.3
  4. Preparation of the Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (public session); Doc.OS/10(XXI) Add.4
  5. Distribution of the OAU member States among members of the Commission. Doc.OS/10(XXI) Add.5
12. Question concerning the Headquarters of the Commission (private session). Doc.OS/11(XXI)

13. Dates, venue and agenda of the 22nd Ordinary session (private session).

14. Any other business (private session).

15. Preparation of:

  1. the 10th Annual Activity Report
  2. the Session Report
  3. the Final Communique

16. Adoption of the Session Report, the Annual Activity Report and Final Communique (private session).

17. Reading of the Final Communique and Closing Ceremony (public session).

18. Press Conference