42nd Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 42th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 42nd ORDINARY SESSION

15-27 November 2007 - Brazzaville, Congo

1. Opening Ceremony (Public Session) 

2. Swearing in of new Members of the African Commission (Public Session)

3. Election of the Bureau of the African Commission (Private Session)

4. Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)                  

5. Organisation of Work (Private Session)            

6. 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.

7. 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.      

8. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session):

  1. Status of Submission of State Party Reports
  2. Consideration of -:
  1. Periodic Report of Algeria;
  2. Periodic Report of Tunisia; and
  3. Periodic Report of Rwanda.

9. Promotion Activities (Public Session)

  1. Presentation of the Activity Reports of Members of the 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; and
  12. Organisation of Conferences and Seminars.

10. Appointments of: (Private Session)

a)    Special Rapporteurs

b)    Members of Working Groups

c)   Focal Person on the Rights of Older Persons

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

Consideration and adoption of Mission Reports of the African Commission:

Draft Reports on the Promotional and Fact-Finding Missions to:

  1. Mali and Mauritania; and
  2. Egypt

12. Consideration of: (Private Session):

  1. Revised Rules of Procedure;
  2. Mandate of Special Mechanisms;
  3. Progress Report on the Strategic Plan for 2008 – 2012;
  4. Progress Report on the “Know Your Rights” Project;
  5. Reports of NGOs and NHRIs; and
  6. The status and presentation of Expert Reports

13. Protection Activities: (Private Session)

Consideration of Communications.

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

Report of the Secretary, including on the construction of the Headquarters of the African Commission.

15. Consideration and Adoption of: (Private Session):

  1. Recommendations, Resolutions and Decisions; and
  2. Concluding Observations on the Periodic Reports of Algeria, Rwanda and Tunisia.

16.  Dates and Venue of the 43rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission (Private Session):

 17.  Any Other Business (Private Session)

18. Adoption of: (Private Session)

  1. Report of the 42nd Ordinary Session;
  2. 23rd Activity Report; and
  3. Final Communiqué of the 42nd Ordinary Session

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

20. Press Conference (Public Session)