33rd Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 33rd ORDINARY SESSION

15-29 May 2003 - Niamey, Niger

1. Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

2. Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)

3. Organisation of Work (Private Session)

4. Adoption of the Draft Report of the 32nd Ordinary Session (Private Session)

5. Observers (Public Session)

  1. Statements by State Delegates and Guests;
  2. Consideration of applications of National Human Rights Institutions for Affiliate Status with the ACHPR;
  3. Consideration of applications of NGOs for Observer Status with the ACHPR

6. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session):

  • The Status of Submission of States Reports;
  • The Initial Report of the Democratic Republic Congo;
  • The Initial Report of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

7. Promotion Activities (Public Session)

  1. Reports of the Activities of the Chairman and Members of the Commission;
  2. Consideration of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa;
  3. Consideration of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;
  4. Organisation of Conferences and Seminars;

8. Substantive Issues in the Implementation of the Charter (Public Session)

  1. Human Rights Situation in Africa;
  2. The Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Africa;
  3. The Situation of Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa;
  4. The Situation of Refugees and Displaced Persons in Africa;
  5. The African Commission and the proposed African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: the Stra tegies for the ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  6. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Union, including NEPAD and the Conference for Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA);
  7. The 2nd Ministerial Conference on Human Righst in Africa
  8. The Declaration and Plan of Action of the Pan-African Conference on Prison and Penal reform in Africa held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 18th to 20th September 2002;

9. Protection Activities (Private Session)

  • Consideration of Communications;

10. Adoption of (Private Session):

  • The Draft Report on the Fact-Finding Mission to Zimbabwe
  • The Draft Reports on the Promotional Missions to Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Burkina Faso and Zambia
  • The Draft Reports on the Missions of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa to Namibia and Uganda
  • The Draft Guidelines on the Right to Fair Trial and Legal Aid in Africa
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

11. Administrative and Financial Matters (Private Session)

  1. Formal Adoption of the Strategic Plan of the African Commission, 2003 - 2006;
  2. Administrative and Financial Situation of the Secretariat;
  3. Construction of the Headquarters of the Commission;

12. Methods of Work of the Commission (Private Session)

  1. Consideration of the Draft Code of Conduct for Commissioners;
  2. Functioning of the System of Special Rapporteurs of the African Commission;
  • Nomination of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa (Private Session)
  1. Review of the Procedures the ACHPR: information on the Consultants’ work;
  2. Follow up on the resolutions on the Right to freedom of Expression and Prevention of Torture.

13. Adoption of Recommendations, Decisions, and Resolutions including (Private Session):

  • Concluding Observations on the Initial Reports of:
  1. The Democratic Republic of Congo;
  2. The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.

14. Date, Venue and Draft Agenda of the 34th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

15. Any Other Business (Private Session)

16. PreparationandAdoptionoftheSessionReportandtheFinal Communiqué of the 32nd Ordinary Session (Private Session)

17. Adoption of the Session Report, the 16 th Annual Activity Report, and the Final Communiqué (Private Session)

18. Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing Ceremony (Public Session)

19. Press Conference (Public Session)

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