48th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 48th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 48th ORDINARY SESSION

12-24 November 2010 - Banjul, The Gambia

1. Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

  1. Swearing-in of New Commissioner

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: Launching of the activities commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the African Charter (Public Session)

6. 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.

7. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session)

  1. Status of Submission of State Party Reports
  2. Consideration of the :

8. 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;
  11. Chairperson of the Working Group on Specific Issues Relevant to the Work of the Commission;
  12. Chairperson of the Committee on the rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS.
  13. Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa.

9. Consideration of: (Private Session)

  1. Budget Proposal for 2011;
  2. Discussion on the Composition of the Advisory Committee on Budget and Staff Matters;
  3. Report of the Committee on the Rules of Procedure;
  4. Report of the Working Group on the Death Penalty;
  5. Draft State Reporting Guidelines on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa;
  6. Draft Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa;
  7. Nomination of an Expert from North Africa to join the Working Group on Extractive Industry, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa;
  8. Nomination of an Independent Expert for the Working Group on People Living with HIV;
  9. AU Human Rights Strategy;
  10. CAL Application for Observe Status;
  11. Submission of State Reports and Attendance at the Ordinary Sessions of the ACHPR;
  12. Matters /Cases for Referral to the African Court;
  13. Right to Citizenship.

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

Promotion Missions to the:

  1. Republic of Sudan;
  2. Republic of Mozambique.

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 49th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR (Private Session)

15. Any Other Business (Private Session)

  1. Participation of Expert Members of Working Groups in promotional missions;
  2. Update on commissioners’ honoraria.  
  3. Allegations on staff appointments.

16. Adoption of: (Private Session)

  1. 48th Session Report;
  2. 29h Activity Report;
  3. Final Communiqué of the 48th Ordinary Session; and

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

18. Press Conference (Public Session)