47th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 47th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights


12-26 May 2010 - Banjul, The Gambia

1. Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

2. Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)

3. Organization 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
  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 b) Consideration of the :
  1. Periodic Report of the Democratic Republic of Congo;
  2. Periodic Report of the Republic of Cameroon;
  3. Periodic Report of the Republic of Rwanda.

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 Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa;
  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; and  
  10. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities.

8. Adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the ACHPR (Private Session)

9. Consideration of (Private Session)

  1. Proposals for membership of the Working Group on Extractive Industries;
  2. Report on Challenges in handling Communications;
  3. Draft Paper on Mission Report Format;
  4. Draft Editorial Guidelines on Communications;
  5. Draft Guidelines on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa; and f) Draft Paper on Sexual Orientation in Africa.

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

  1. Promotion Missions to the:
  1. Republic of Namibia;
  2. Republic of Tanzania;
  3. Federal Republic of Nigeria;
  4. Republic of Algeria; and
  5. Republic of The Sudan.
  1. Mission of Special Mechanisms to the:
  1. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;
  2. Republic of Uganda; and
  3. Republic of Rwanda.

11. Consideration of Communications: (Private Session)

12. Report of the Executive Secretary: (Private Session)

13. Consideration and Adoption of (Private Session)

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

14. Dates and Venue of the 48th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR (Private Session)

15. Any Other Business (Private Session)

16. Adoption of: (Private Session) 

  1. 8th Extraordinary Session Report;
  2. 47th Session Report;
  3. 28h Activity Report;
  4. Final Communiqué of the 47th Ordinary Session; and

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

18. Press Conference (Public Session)