48th Ordinary Session: Daily Notes: 10-12 November

​Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Item 1: Opening Ceremony – public session

Mrs Lucy Asu-Agbor from Cameroon was sworn in as the new Commissioner of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Speeches were delivered by:
  • Commissioner Reine Alapini-Gansou, Chairperson of the African Commission
  • Mrs Hannah Foster, Chair, NGOs Steering Committee and Executive Director, ACDHRS
  • Representative of National Human Rights Institutions
  • H.E. Mrs Julia Dolly Joiner Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union Commission
  • Honorable Judge Gerard Niyungeko, President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Representative of AU Member States, Honorable Mrs Salamata Sawadogo, Minister for Promotion of Human Rights in Burkina Faso
  • Opening Speech by Honorable Edward Gomez, Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of The Gambia
Item 4(a) – statements by state delegates

The following State Delegates made statements under this agenda item:
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Republic of Burkina Faso – Mrs Sawadago
  • Republic of Uganda
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Republic of Tunisia
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Republic of Egypt
Item 4(c) - Statements by intergovernmental organizations and international organizations
  • Organization of Francophone
Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Thursday, 11 November 2010

Item 4(a) – Statements by State Delegates

The following State Delegates made statements under this agenda item:
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Republic of The Sudan
  • Republic of Senegal
Item 4(c) - Statements by intergovernmental organizations and international organizations

The following intergovernmental organizations made statements under this agenda item:
  • UNAIDS
  • UNFPII
Item 4(d) – statements by National Human Rights Institutions

The following NHRIs made statements under this agenda item:
  •  Kenya Human Rights Commission
  •  National Human Rights Commission of Burkina Faso
Item 4(e) – Statements by Non-Governmental Organizations

The following NGOs made statements under this agenda item:
  • Media Foundation for West Africa
  • Organization Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT)
  • Human Rights Development Initiatives
  • Associacao Justice, Paz Democracia (AJPD)
  • East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP)
  • Lawyers for Human Rights for Zimbabwe
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Arid Land Institute, Kenya
  • Association Africaine de Defense des Droit de L’Homme
  • Alternative Cameroon
  • Human Rights Institute of Southern Africa (HURISA)
  • POWA
  • International Humanist and Ethical Union, United Kingdom
  • Collectif des families des disparu(e)s en Algerie, France
  • Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIRHS)
  • FiDH
  • Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum
  • Bajito – Africa
  • Center for Human Rights
  • Ogiek
  • Gracia Michel Foundation
Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Friday, 12 November 2010

Item 5 - Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Under this agenda item speeches were delivered by:
  • Representative of AU Member States
  • H.E. Mrs Julia Dolly Joiner, Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union Commission
  • Mr Patrice Vahard representing H.E. Ambassador Said Djinnit, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of Office for West Africa
  • H.E. Mme Reine Alapini Gansou, Chairperson of the ACHPR

A minute of silence was observed

The Commemoration of the 30th year of the African Charter was officially launched

The Chairperson of the ACHPR and other Commissioners held a press conference

The newsletter Africa Torture Watch of the ACHPR was launched by Commissioner Dupe Atoki


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