47th Ordinary Session: Daily Notes: 14 - 17 May

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Friday 14 May 2010

Item 4(e) – Statements by NGOs

The following NGOs made statements under this agenda item:
  • Minority Rights Group
  • Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa
  • Plan International
  • Water Aid
  • IPACC
  • Collectif des familles des disparus en Algerie (CFDA)
  • Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum
  • Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE)
  • Le Mouvement Burkinabe des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples (MBDHP)
  • Ligue Algerienne des Droits de l’Homme
  • OMUGA
  • ROADDH/WAHRD/Reseau Ouest Africain des Defenseurs des Droits Humains
  • Society Studies Center
  • Ligue Togolaise des droits de l’Homme (LTDH)
  • Federation Internationale des droits de l’homme
  • AJPD
  • Center for Human Rights
  • Associacao Construndo Comunidades
  • Nord-Sud XXI
  • International Service for Human Rights
  • PRAWA
  • COPORWA
  • Alliance for Africa
  • Center for Environment and Development
Item 4(a) – Statements by State Delegates

The following States Parties addressed the Commission:
  • Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic
  • Republic of Angola
Right of Reply by States

The following States Parties requested and were granted the right of reply:
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Republic of The Sudan
  • Republic of Tunisia
  • Republic of Rwanda

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Saturday 15 May 2010

The following States Parties requested and were granted the right of reply:
  • Republic of Algeria
  • Republic of Burkina Faso
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Republic of Tanzania
  • Kingdom of Swaziland
Item 5 – Cooperation and relationship with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

a. Relationship between the ACHPR and NHRIs

Commissioner Mohamed Fayek made a brief presentation on the relationship between the ACHPR and NHRIs.

The National Human Rights Commission of Mauritania was accorded affiliate status with the Commission.

b. Cooperation between the ACHPR and NGOs

Commissioner Pansy Tlakula made a presentation on the relationship between the  ACHPR and NGOs

The following made statements under this agenda item:
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • The Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria
The following NGOs were granted observer status before the Commission:
  • Network for the Protection of the Right to Energy in Niger (CODDAE) (Niger)
  • The Association for Media Development in Southern Sudan (Southern Sudan)
  • The Association of Tunisian Mothers (Tunisia)
  • The National Union of Tunisian Women (Tunisia)
  • MIBEKO Association (Republic of Congo)
  • HAGURUKA Association (Rwanda)
General Forum for Arab-African Nongovernmental Organizations (Libya)

The granting of observer status to Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) was deferred to the 48th Ordinary Session

Item 4 -The delegate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria requested and was granted, in an extraordinary procedure, the right to reply.

Item 6: Consideration of State Party Reports

a. Status of Submission of State Party Reports

Commissioner Yuen made a brief presentation on the item.

b. Consideration of the Periodic Report of the Republic of Cameroon

The 3rd Periodic Report of the Republic of Cameroon was presented by the delegation of Cameroon and questions were asked by members of the Commission.

Brief Meeting between the ACHPR and technical partners.

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Sunday 16 May 2010

Item 4(b)
The delegation of Cameroon responded to the questions and concerns raised by members of the Commission.

Item 7: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission and Special Mechanisms.

Commissioner Sylvie Zainabo Kayitesi presented an intersession report as Member of the Commission and Chairperson of the Working Group on the Death Penalty in Africa and as member of the Working Group on Specific Issues.

Commissioner Catherine Dupe Atoki presented an intersession report as a Member of the Commission, as the Chairperson of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa and as Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa.

The following States delegates made statements following the Report by Commissioner Atoki:
  • Republic of Rwanda
  • Republic of Algeria
The following NGOs made statements following the Report by Commissioner Atoki:
  • Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa
Commissioner Pansy Tlakula presented an intersession report as a Member of the Commission and as Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa.

The following States Representatives made statements following the report by Commissioner Tlakula:
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Republic of Senegal
The following NGOs made statements following the Report by Commissioner Tlakula:
  • Eastern and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project
  • Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Monday 17 May 2010

Item 7: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission and Special Mechanisms

The following NGOs made statements following the Report by Commissioner Tlakula (continued):
  • The Association for Justice, Peace and Democracy (AJPD)
  • Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)
  • Collectif de famills de dispaus en Algerie
  • West African Human Rights Defenders Network
The following States Parties requested and were granted the right of reply:
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Republic of Algeria
Commissioner Soyata Maiga presented an intersession report as Member of the Commission and as Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa.

The following states delegates made statements following the report by Commissioner Maiga:
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Republic of Senegal
The following NGOs made statements following the Report by Commissioner Maiga:
  • FIDH
  • The Association for Justice, Peace and Democracy (AJPD)
  • Alliance for Africa
  • Bagito under Africa
  • International Service for Human Rights
  • Minority Rights International
The following States Parties requested and were granted the right of reply:
  • Republic of Algeria
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Republic of Rwanda
Commissioner Mohamed Fayek presented an intersession report as Member of the Commission and as Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, IDPs and Migrants in Africa

The following states delegates made statements following the report by Commissioner Fayek:
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
Commissioner Yueng Sik Yuen presented an intersession report as Member of the Commission and as the Chairperson of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and  Peoples with Disabilities

The following states delegates made statements following the report by Commissioner Yueng:
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
The following NGOs made statements following the Report by Commissioner Yuen:
  • Secretariat for Persons with Disabilities
Item 6(b): Consideration of the 9th and 10th Periodic Report of the Republic of Rwanda

The delegation of Rwanda presented the 9th and 10th Periodic Report of Rwanda and questions were asked by the Commission.

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