41st Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 41th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 41st ORDINARY SESSION

16-30 May 2007 - Accra, Ghana


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 d) Statements by NGOs.

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

  1. Relationship with National Human Rights Institutions;
  2. Consideration of applications for Affiliate status;
  3. Relationship with NGOs; and
  4. Consideration of applications for Observer status.

6.  Hearings on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe (Private Session)

7. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session):

  1. Status of Submission of State Party Reports
  2. Consideration of -:
  1. Periodic Report of Zimbabwe
  2. Initial Report of Zambia; and
  3. Initial Report of Kenya.

8. 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 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 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;
  12. Organisation of Conferences and Seminars; and
  13. Consideration of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

9. Consideration and Adoption of Draft Reports (Private Session) Consideration and adoption of mission reports of the African Commission:

Draft Reports on the Promotional Missions to:

  1. Burundi;
  2. Rwanda;
  3. Mali;
  4. Cameroon;
  5. Uganda;
  6. Swaziland;
  7. Burkina Faso;
  8. Report of the Research and Information visit to the Republic of Uganda; and
  9. Report of the Research and Information visit to the Central African Republic.

10. Consideration of: (Private Session):

  1. Mandate of Special Mechanisms;
  2. Report of Mission to the Inter-American Commission;
  3. Progress Report on the establishment of the Voluntary Contributions Fund;
  4. Progress report of the Strategic Plan for 2008 – 2012;
  5. Harmonisation of human rights activities among AU organs;
  6. Report of the retreat of the Secretariat;
  7. Relationship between the ACHPR and the African Court;
  8. Draft Report on the Study of Violence Against Women; i) Study on Human Rights Violation by non-State Actors; j) Progress Report on the “Know Your Rights” Project;
  9. Proposal on the Rights of the Elderly in Africa;
  10. 20th Anniversary of the ACHPR and the proposed Awards

11. Protection Activities: (Private Session)

  1. Report on the Follow-Up of the cooperation between the African Commission and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda;
  2. Consideration of the response of Sudan to the “Report of the ACHPR’s Fact Finding Mission to Darfur; and c) Consideration of Communications.

12. Methods of Work of the African Commission: (Private Session) Review of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Executions and Extra-Judicial Killings in Africa.

13. 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.

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

  1. Recommendations of the NGO Forum; and
  2. Concluding Observations on the initial reports of Zambia, Kenya and the periodic report of Zimbabwe.

15. Dates and Venue of the 42nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission (Private Session):

16. Any Other Business (Private Session)

17. Adoption of the: (Private Session)

  1. Reports of the 39th, 40th, and 41st Ordinary Sessions;
  2. 22nd Activity Report of the African Commission; and
  3. Final Communiqué of the 41st Ordinary Session.

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

19. Press Conference (Public Session)

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