40th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 40th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 40th ORDINARY SESSION

15-29 November 2006 - Banjul, The Gambia

1. Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

2. Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)

3. Organisation of Work (Private Session)

4. Human Rights Situation in Africa (Public Session)

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

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. Relationship with National Human Rights Institutions; and
  2. Consideration of applications for affiliate status from National Human Rights Institutions.
  1. Cooperation between the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and NGOs.
  1. Relationship with NGOs; and
  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 -:
  1. The Periodic Report of Nigeria; and
  2. The Periodic Report of Uganda

7. Promotion Activities (Public Session)

  1. Presentation of the Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Members of the African Commission;
  2. Presentation of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa;
  3. Presentation of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;
  4. Presentation of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa;
  5. Presentation of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa;
  6. Presentation of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression in Africa;
  7. Presentation of the Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on the Implementation of the Robben Island Guidelines;
  8. Presentation of the Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa;
  9. Presentation of the Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural rights in Africa;
  10. Presentation of the Report of the Working Group on Specific Issues Relevant to the Work of the African Commission;
  11. Report of the Working Group on the Death Penalty; and
  12. Organisation of Conferences and Seminars.
  13. The Durban Conference on Racism – Five Years after (Durban +5)

8. Consideration and Adoption of Draft Reports (Private Session)

Consideration and adoption of mission reports of the African Commission:

  1. Draft Reports on the Promotional Missions to the Republics of Burundi, Rwanda, Mali, Uganda, Cameroon, Mauritius and the Kingdom of Lesotho;
  2. Draft Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa to the Republic of Niger;
  3. Report of information & research visit to Libya;
  4. Draft Report of the Mission of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa to the Republic of Cape Verde;
  5. Draft Report of the Special Rapporteur on Women on the Studies on Violence Against Women in Africa

9. Consideration of: (Private Session):

  1. Draft Report on the Review of the Communication Procedure;
  2. Draft Position Paper on Locus standi before the African Commission;
  3. Draft Internship Policy of the Secretariat of the ACHPR;
  4. Draft Position Paper on the relationship between the African Commission and the African Court;

10. Protection Activities: (Private Session)

  1. Report on the Follow-Up of the cooperation between the African Commission and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; and
  2. Consideration of Communications.

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

  1. Review of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Executions and Extra-Judicial Killings in Africa;
  2. Appointment of Experts Members of the Working Group on the Death Penalty;
  3. Proposal of the Working Group on Indigenous Peoples (WGIP) on its composition;
  4. Consideration of the proposal to create Web-pages for the activities of the Special Mechanisms of the African Commission;
  5. Presentation of the Strategic Plan of the African Commission (2007-2010); and
  6. Cooperation between Special Mechanisms

12. Administrative and Financial Matters: (Private Session):

  1. Report of the Secretary on the administrative and financial situation of the African Commission and its Secretariat; and
  2. Construction of the Headquarters of the African Commission.

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

  1. Recommendations from the NGO Forum; and
  2. Resolutions of the ACHPR
  3. Concluding Observations on the periodic reports of Nigeria and Uganda.

14. Follow-up on decisions (Private Session):

  1. ACHPR decisions taken at the 39th Ordinary Session; and
  2. Implementation of the decisions of the AU Executive Council/Assembly
  3. Decision on the Sudan Report
  4. Response on Resolutions adopted at the 38th Ordinary Session
  5. Follow-up on Article 59 interpretation

15. Dates and Venue of:

  1. The 41st Ordinary Session of the African Commission (Private Session);
  2. The Brainstorming Meeting between PRC & ACHPR (Private Session):

16. Any Other Business (Private Session)

17. Adoption of:

  1. The report of the 39th Ordinary Session (Private Session);
  2. The report of the 40th Ordinary Session (Private Session);
  3. The 21st Activity Report of the African Commission (Private Session); and
  4. Final Communiqué of the 40th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

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

19. Press Conference (Public Session)