35th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 35th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 35th ORDINARY SESSION

21 May - 4 June 2003 - Banjul, The Gambia

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 34th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

5. Cooperation with National Human Rights Institutions and NGOs (Public Session)

  1. Consideration of applications of National Human Rights Institutions for Affiliate Status;
  2. Consideration of applications of NGOs for Observer Status.

6. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session):

  1. Status of submission of State Party Reports;
  2. Consideration of -:

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

  1. Human Rights Situation in Africa, including:
  1. Strategies for the quick ratification of:

8. Relationship between the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and other Organs and Institutions of the African Union, including: (Public Session)

  1. The Commission of the African Union;
  2. The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
  3. The African Court of Justice;
  4. The African Peer Review Mechanism;
  5. The PanAfrican Parliament;
  6. The Conference for Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA);
  7. The Commission on Refugees;
  8. Peace and Security Council.

9. Promotion Activities (Public Session)

  1. Reports of Activities of the Chairman and Members of the African 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. Report of the Focal Point on Freedom of Expression
  5. Report of the Focal Point on Human Rights Defenders
  6. Report of the Focal Point on Refugees and Displaced Persons
  7. Organisation of Conferences and Seminars.

10. Protection Activities (Private Session):

Consideration of Communications

11. Methods of Work of the African Commission (Private Session)

  1. Consideration of the Draft Code of Conduct for Members of the African Commission;
  2. Review of the functioning of the special mechanism of the African Commission (Special Rapporteurs, Focal Points)

12. Adoption (Private Session):

  1. Draft Report of the High Level Mission to Cote d’Ivoire;
  2. Draft Reports on the Promotional Missions to Sudan, Angola, DRC, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Burundi and Mali;
  3. Draft Reports of the Missions of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa to Benin, Cameroon and Ethiopia;
  4. Draft Reports of the Missions of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa to Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe.

13. Administrative and Financial Matters (Private Session)

  1. Administrative and Financial Situation of the Secretariat;
  2. Construction of the Headquarters of the African Commission.

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

  1. Periodic Report of the Republic of Sudan;
  2. Initial Report of the Republic of Niger;
  3. Periodic Report of Burkina Faso.     

15. Date, Venue and Draft Agenda of the 36th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

16. Any Other Business (Private Session)

17. Preparation of the Session Report, the 17th Annual Activity Report and the Final Communiqué of the 35th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

18. Adoption of the Session Report, the 17th Annual Activity Report and the Final Communiqué of the 35th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

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

20. Press Conference (Public Session)