45th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 45th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights


13-27 May 2009, 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;
  2. Statement by African Union Organs with Human Rights mandate;
  3. Statements by Intergovernmental and International 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. Relationship between the ACHPR and NHRIs b) 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 the :
  1. Combined Periodic Report of Republic of Mauritius;
  2. Periodic Report of the Republic of Uganda; and iii. Periodic Report of the Republic of Benin;

7. Activity Reports of Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms (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 Paper on Sexual orientation in Africa;
  2. Final ACHPR / ILO Research Report;
  3. Comments on ACHPR Rules of Procedure;
  4. The Report of the Committee on Budget and Staff Matters;
  5. Appointment of Members of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons & Persons with Disability.

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

  1. Promotional Missions to the:
  1. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;
  2. Great Socialist People’s Libya Arab Jamahiriya;
  3. Republic of Liberia;
  4. Republic of Benin;
  5. Republic of Seychelles;
  6. Republic of Tunisia;
  7. Republic of Tanzania; and
  8. Republic of Togo.
  1. Information and Research Visit to the Republic of Gabon.

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 Periodic Report of the:
  • Sudan;
  • Republic of Benin;
  • Republic of Uganda; and
  • Republic of Mauritius;

 13. Dates and Venue of the 46th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR (Private Session)

14. Any Other Business (Private Session)

15. Adoption of: (Private Session)

  1. 26th Activity Report;
  2. Final Communiqué of the 45th Ordinary Session;
  3. Report of the 43rd Ordinary Session
  4. Report of the 44th Ordinary Session;
  5. Report of the 45th Ordinary Session; and
  6. Report of the 6th Extraordinary Session.

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

17. Press Conference (Public Session)


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