37th Ordinary Session : Agenda of the 37th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 37th ORDINARY SESSION

27 April-11 May 2005 - 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 Reports of the 35thand 36thOrdinary Sessions (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. 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;
  2. Consideration of the Initial Report of Seychelles; and
  3. Consideration of the Periodic Report of Egypt
  4. Consideration of the Periodic Report of Mauritania

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. The Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: (Public Session)

  1. Status of ratification of the Protocol to African Charter on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights; and
  2. Way forward.

9. 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 and the status of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter 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, Asylum Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa;
  6. Presentation of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the 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 Peoples/Communities in Africa; and
  9. Organisation of Conferences and Seminars.

10. 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, Central African Republic, Mauritania, Republic of Congo, Botswana and Nigeria;
  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.

11. Death penalty in Africa (Private Session)

12. Status of the Establishment of a Hotline on Prisons in Africa (Private Session)

13. Protection Activities (Private Session):

  1. Locus standi before the African Commission;
  2. Rationale for the different phraseology in article 59 (2) and (3) of the Charter;
  3. Consideration of Communications.

14. Report on the follow up of the Recommendations of the Retreat of the ACHPR and of the UPPSALA consultation (private Session):

15. 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;

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

  1. Concluding Observations on the initial Report of Seychelles, the periodic reports of Egypt and Mauritania; and
  2. Recommendations of the NGO Forum
  3. Recommendations from the experts meeting on violence against women and women and poverty in Africa.

17. Dates, Venue and Draft Agenda of the 38th Ordinary Session of the Commission (Private Session)

18. Any Other Business (Private Session)

19. Preparation of the 18th Annual Activity Report of the African Commission, the Session Report and the Final Communiqué of the 37th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

20. Adoption of the 18th Annual Activity Report of the African Commission, the Session Report and the Final Communiqué of the 37th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

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

22. Press Conference (Public Session)