36th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 36th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 36th ORDINARY SESSION

23 November - 7 December 2004 - Dakar, Senegal

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 35th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

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

  1. Cooperation between the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and National Human Rights Institutions.
  1. b. Cooperation between the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and NGOs.

6. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session):

  1. Status of submission of State Party Reports; and
  2. Consideration of the Periodic Report of Rwanda.

7. Human Rights Situation in Africa (Public Session):

  1. Statements by State Delegates and Guests;
  2. Statements by Intergovernmental Organizations
  3. Statements by National Human Rights Institutions;
  4. Statements by NGOs.

8. Process for the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

9. Status of ratifications: (Public Session)

  1. Protocol to the African Charter on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights;
  2. Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa.

10. Death sentence in Africa

11. Establishment of a hotline on Prisons in Africa 12. Terrorism and Human Rights

13. Promotion Activities (Public Session)

  1. Presentation of the Activity Reports of the Chairperson and Members of the African Commission;
  2. Presentation of the Activity Report of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa;
  3. Presentation of the Activity Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;
  4. Presentation of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa;
  5. Presentation of the Activity Report of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa;
  6. Presentation of the Report of the Focal Point on Freedom of Expression in Africa;
  7. Presentation of the Report on the Implementation of the Robben Island Guidelines;
  8. Presentation of the Report on the situation of indigenous people/communities in Africa; and
  9. Organisation of Conferences and Seminars.

14. Proposed relationship between the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and other Organs and Institutions of the African Union, including: (Private Session)

  1. Assembly of Heads of State and Government and the Executive Council of the African Union;
  2. Commission of the African Union;
  3. NEPAD Secretariat and the African Peer Review Mechanism;
  4. Pan African Parliament;
  5. Conference for Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA);
  6. Commission on Refugees;
  7. Peace and Security Council;
  8. Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC);
  9. African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC)

15. Follow up of the Recommendations of the Retreat of the ACHPR (Private Session):

16. Protection Activities (Private Session):

  1. Consideration of Communications.

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

  1. Consideration of the Draft Code of Conduct for Members of the African Commission;
  2. Appointment of the Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of Expression and Adoption of the Terms of Reference of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons ; and
  3. Notification of the decisions on Communications
  4. Procedure for the adoption of mission reports of the African Commission
  5. Interaction between the Secretariat, the Bureau and the Members of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

18. Consideration and Adoption of draft Reports (Private Session):

  1. Draft Reports on the Promotional Missions to Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Burundi, Mali, Seychelles, CAR and Mauritania;
  2. Draft Reports of the Missions of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa to Cameroon, Ethiopia and South Africa;
  3. Draft Reports of the Missions of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa to Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe;

19. Administrative and Financial Matters (Private Session)

  1. Report of the Secretary on the budget and financial statements of the Commission;
  2. Administrative situation of the Secretariat;
20. Consideration and Adoption of Recommendations, Decisions, and Resolutions including: (Private Session):
  1. Concluding Observations on the Periodic Report of Rwanda; and
  2. Recommendations of the NGO Forum
21. Dates, Venue and Draft Agenda of the 37th Ordinary Session of the Commission (Private Session)

22. Any Other Business (Private Session)

23. Preparation of the Session Report and the Final Communiqué of the 36th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

24. Adoption of the Session Report and the Final Communiqué of the 36th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

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

26. Press Conference (Public Session)