44th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 44th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 44th ORDINARY SESSION

10-24 November 2008 - Abuja, Nigeria


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;
  2. Statement by the African Union Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child;
  3. Statements by Intergovernmental Organizations;
  4. Statements by National Human Rights Institutions;
  5. Statements by NGOs.

5. Cooperation  and  Relationship  with  National  Human  Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) (Public Session)

  1. Cooperation between the ACHPR and NHRIs: relationship with NHRIs.
  2. Cooperation between the ACHPR and NGOs:
  1. Relationship with NGOs;
  2. Consideration of Applications for Observer Status from NGOs.

6. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session).

  1. Status of Submission of State Party Reports
  2. Consideration of:
  1. the Periodic Report of the Democratic Republic of Congo;
  2. the Initial Report of the Republic of Madagascar;
  3. the Periodic Report of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

7. Promotion Activities (Public Session)

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

8. Consideration of (Private Session)

  1. Draft Rules of Procedure of the ACHPR;
  2. Joint Missions;
  3. Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources;
  4. Report of the Ouagadougou Meetings;
  5. Report of the Kampala Meeting;
  6. Internal and administrative matters on the work of the ACHPR.
9. Consideration and Adoption of Draft Mission Reports (Private Session)
  1. Promotional Missions:
  1. Promotional Mission to the Republic of Malawi
  2. Promotional Mission to the Republic of Zambia
  1. Fact-finding Mission  by  the  Special  Rapporteur  on  Refugees,  Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa, to the Republic of Botswana;
  2. Joint Mission of the Special Rapporteur on Women in Africa and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa to the Republic of Tunisia.

10. Consideration of Communications: (Private Session)

11. Report of the Secretary: (Private Session) 

12. Consideration and Adoption of (Private Session)
  1. Recommendations, Resolutions and Decisions;
  2. Concluding Observations on the Initial/Periodic Reports.

 13. Dates and Venue of the 45th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR (Private Session)

 14. Any Other Business (Private Session)

 15. Adoption of: (Private Session)

  1. 25th Activity Report;
  2. Final Communiqué of the 44th Ordinary Session;
  3. Report of the 43rd Ordinary Session;
  4. Report of the 44th Ordinary Session.

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