48th Ordinary Session: Daily Notes: 13-15 November

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Saturday, 13 November 2010


Item 4(e) –Statements by NGOs
  • Survival International
  • UNIPROBA
  • Liga Mocambicana dos Direitos Humanos (LDH)
  • Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA)
  • Association Tunisien des Droits de l’Enfants
  • Legal Resources Centre
  • Bajito under Africa
  • Minority Rights Group
  • Le Movement de la paix et des Droits de l’Homme et des peuples
  • La Rencontre Afriacine des Droits de l’Homme
  • National Union of Tunisian Women
  • Amnesty international
  • COPORWA
  • Community Law Centre
  • Liga Guinese Humanos
  • West African Human Rights Defenders Network
The following states exercised their right of reply:
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Republic of Senegal
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Republic of The Sudan
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Republic of Burkina Faso
  • Republic of Togo
Item 7 – examination of state reports

Item 7(a) – the status of state reports was presented by Commissioner Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen

Item 6(b)(i) – Commissioner Dupe Atoki made a presentation on the cooperation between the ACHPR and NGOs.

The following NGOs made a statement under this agenda item:
  • Interights
  • Alternative Cameroon
Item 6(b)(ii) – Consideration of Application for Observer Status

The following NGOs were granted observer status:
  • Network of African Human Rights Institutions
Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Sunday, 14 November 2010


Item 6 (b)(i) – Relation with NGOs

The following NGOs made statements under this agenda item:
  • Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
Item 7(b) – Consideration of the Periodic Report of the Democratic Republic of Congo

The state delegate of the DRC presented the periodic report of the DRC and several questions were asked by members of the African Commission

Item 6(b)(ii) – Consideration of Application for Observer Status

The following NGOs were granted observer status:
  • OSISA
  • Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities
  • Eastern African Journalists Association
  • Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CORMSA)
  • Dimension Sociale Benin
Item 6(a) – Relationship between the ACHPR and NHRIs

Commissioner Kayitesi Zainabou Sylvie presented a report on the status of the relationship between the ACHPR and NHRIs

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa made a statement under this agenda item.

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Monday, 15 November 2010


Item 7(b) – Consideration of the Periodic Report of the Democratic Republic of Congo

The delegate of the DRC responded to the questions forwarded by members of the Commission.

Item 8 – presentation of the activity reports of members of the Commission and special mechanisms Commissioner Dupe Atoki presented her report as member of the Commission  and as the Special Rapporteur of Prisons and Places of Detention in Africa and as the Chairperson of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa

The following NGOs made statements under this agenda item:
  • PRAWA
  • Community Law Centre
  • Rights Enforcement…..
  • Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa
Item 4(a) – statements by state delegates
  • Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic
  • Republic of Kenya
Item 8 – Commissioner Maiga presented her activity report as member of the Commission and as the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa and as member of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa

The following NGOs made statements following her presentation:
  • FiDH
  • Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa
  • Human Rights Institute of South Africa
Commissioner Pansy Tlakula presented her report as member of the Commission and as the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Information in Africa

The following NGOs made statements following Commissioner Tlakula’s presentation:
  • Collectif des famillies des Disparus en Algerie
  • East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project
  • Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
  • …South Africa
  • Media Institute of Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
The delegates of Uganda, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Algeria requested to be granted the right of reply under this agenda item. Accordingly, the following state delegates exercised their right of reply:
  • Republic of Uganda
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Commissioner Mohamed Khalfallah presented his report as member of the Commission and as the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

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