31st Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 31st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights


2-16 May 2002, Pretoria, South Africa


1. Opening Ceremony (Public session)

2. Adoption of the Agenda (private session)

3. Organisation of work (private session)

4. Observers (public session)

  1. Statements by State Delegates and guests;
  2. Co-operation between the Commission and the National Human Rights Institutions;
  3. Consideration of applications for Affiliate status;
  4. Relationship and co-operation between the Commission and NGOs;
  5. Consideration of applications for observer status.

5. Consideration of States’ Reports (public session)

  1. Initial Report of Lesotho;
  2. Periodic Report of Togo;
  3. Initial Report of Mauritania; and
  4. Initial Report of Cameroon.

6. Promotion Activities (public session)

  1. Human Rights situation in Africa;
  2. Report of Activities of the Chairman and Members of the Commission;
  3. Consideration of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa;
  4. Consideration of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;
  5. The Right to a Fair Trial and Legal Assistance in Africa;
  6. Situation of refugees and displaced persons in Africa;
  7. Situation of people with disabilities;
  8. Organisation of Conferences and Seminars;
  • Report on the Workshop on The Prevention of Torture;
  • Report on the Meeting of the Working Group on Freedom of Expression
  1. Situation of Indigenous Populations/Communities;
  2. Strategies for the rapid ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights;
  3. Follow-up on the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance;
  4. Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Africa.
  5. NEPAD and Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights

7. Protection Activities (private session)

  • Method of consideration of Communications
  • Consideration of communications

8. Administrative and Financial matters (private session)

  1. Administrative and financial situation of the Secretariat:
  2. Construction of the Headquarters of the Commission:
  3. O.A.U. and the ACHPR:
  • Participation of the Commission in certain activities of the Organization of African Unity /African Union (O.A.U./A.U.)
  • The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Union

9. Methods of Work of the Commission (private session)

  1. Construction of the Commission’s Website
  2. Consideration of the draft code of conduct for Commissioners
  3. Mechanism of the Special Rapporteurs of the ACHPR
  4. Nomination of the Special Rapporteur on Extra -Judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions in Africa

10. Adoption of resolutions, recommendations, concluding observations and decisions (private session)

11. Dates, venue and draft Agenda of the 32nd Ordinary session (private session)

12. Any Other Business (private session)

13. Preparation of the Session report, the 15th Annual Activity Report, and Final Communiqué. (private session)

14. Adoption of the Session report, the 15th Annual Activity Report and Final Communiqué (private session)

15. Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing Ceremony (public session)

16. Press Conference (public session)



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