43rd Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 43th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

 African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 43rd ORDINARY SESSION

7-22 May 2008 - Ezulwini, Swaziland

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:
  • Relationship with 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. Periodic Report of the United Republic of Tanzania;
  2. Periodic Report of the Democratic Republic of Congo; and
  3. Periodic Report of the Republic of Sudan.

7. Presentation of Activity Reports of the: (Public Session)

  1. Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Members of the African Commission;
  2. Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa;
  3. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;
  4. Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa;
  5. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa;
  6. Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa;
  7. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Implementation of the Robben Island Guidelines;
  8. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Situation of Indigenous Peoples/Communities in Africa;
  9. Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa;
  10. Working Group on Specific Issues Relevant to the Work of the African Commission;
  11. Working Group on the Death Penalty;
  12. Focal Point on the Rights of Older Persons.

 8. Draft Rules of Procedures of the ACHPR (Private Session)

 9. Consideration and Adoption of: (Private Session)

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

 10. Consideration of Communications (Private Session)

 11. Consideration and Adoption of Concluding Observations on the Periodic Reports of: (Private Session)

  1. Tanzania
  2. Sudan
  3. Democratic Republic of Congo

 12. Consideration and Adoption of the Draft Report on: (Private Session)

  1. Promotional Mission to Egypt
  2. Report of the Research and Information visit to Uganda
  3. Report of the Research and Information visit to Central African Republic

 13. (Private Session)

  1. Report of the Secretary including administrative and financial matters
  2. Consultations with officials of the African Union Commission (AUC)

 14. Adoption of: (Private Session)

  1. 42nd Ordinary Session Report;
  2. 43rd Ordinary Session Report.

 15. Adoption of: (Private Session)

  1. 23rd Activity Report
  2. Final Communiqué of the 43rd Ordinary Session

 16. Dates and Venue of the 44th Ordinary Session of the African Commission (Private Session)

 17. Any Other Business (Private Session)

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

 19. Press Conference (Public Session)

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