46th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 46th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 46th ORDINARY SESSION

11-25 November 2009 - Banjul, The Gambia

1. Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

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

3. Election of the Bureau

4. Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)

5. Organization of Work (Private Session)

6. 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.

7. 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. 

8. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session)

  1. Status of Submission of State Party Reports
  2. Consideration of the :
  1. Periodic Report of the Democratic Republic of Congo;
  2. Periodic Report of the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville);
  3. Periodic Report of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;
  4. Periodic Report of the Republic of Cameroon;
  5. Periodic Report of the Republic of Botswana.

9. 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; and
  11. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities.

10. Consideration of (Private Session)

  1. Report of the Advisory Committee on Budget and Staff Matters;
  2. MOU between the ACHPR and the CCR;
  3. Draft Paper on extending the Jurisdiction of the African Court;
  4. Report on Prison Reform Intervention in Africa; and
  5. Draft Guidelines on the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa

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

  1. Promotion Missions to the:
  1. United Republic of Tanzania;
  2. Republic of Burkina Faso
  3. Republic of Congo
  4. Republic of Namibia 
  1. Special Mechanisms
  1. Mission of Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders to Republic of Senegal;

12. Consideration of Communications: (Private Session)

13. Report of the Secretary: (Private Session)

14. Consideration and Adoption of (Private Session)

  1. Recommendations, Resolutions and Decisions;
  2. Concluding Observations on the Periodic Report of the:

15. Dates and Venue of the 47th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR (Private Session)

16. Any Other Business (Private Session)

17. Adoption of: (Private Session)

  1. 27th Activity Report;
  2. Final Communiqué of the 46th Ordinary Session;
  3. 6th Extraordinary session
  4. Report of the 45th Ordinary Session;
  5. Report of the 46th Ordinary Session; and
  6. Report of the 7th Extraordinary Session.

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

19. Press Conference (Public Session)