49th Ordinary Session: Daily Notes: 1 - 3 May

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Sunday, 1 May 2011


Item 4: Human Rights Situation in Africa

The following States Parties exercised their right of reply:
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Republic of Uganda
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Republic of Sudan
  • Republic of Tunisia
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Republic of Senegal
Item 5: Cooperation and Relationship with National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

a) Relationship between the ACHPR and NHRIs

Honourable Commissioner Kayitesi Zainabou Sylvie introduced this agenda item and gave a brief summary on the status of the relationship between the ACHPR and NHRIs.

b) Cooperation between the ACHPR and NGOs

i. Relationship with NGOs

Honourable Commissioner Lucy Asuagbor introduced this agenda item.

ii. Consideration of Applications for Observer Status from NGOs

The following NGOs were granted observer status before the Commission:
  • Right to Information (R2K)
  • Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association
  • Southern Africa Litigation Centre
  • Dignity International
  • Action Internationale pour la paix et le development dan la Region des Grands Lacs
  • Reseau des Defendeur des droits de l’homme en Afrique Central
  • Ligue Togolaise des Droits de l’homme
  • Ipas – Africa Alliance
  • Ogiek Peoples’ Development Project
Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Sunday, 2 May 2011


Item 6: Consideration of State Reports

a) Status of submission of State Party reports

Honourable Commissioner Soyata Maiga made a presentation on the status of submission of States Parties reports

b) I) Consideration of the Periodic Report of the Republic of Burkina Faso

The periodic report of the Republic of Burkina Faso was considered by the Commission.

II) Periodic Report of the Peoples’ Bureau of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

The Periodic report of Libya was considered by the Commission

Item 4: a) statements by States Delegates

The Delegate of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania made a statement

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

Honourable Commissioner Soyata Maiga presented her intersession report as member of the Commission and as the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Sunday, 3 May 2011


Item 6: Consideration of State Reports
III) Consideration of the Periodic Report of the Republic of Namibia

The Periodic Report of the Republic of Namibia was considered.

IV) Consideration of the Periodic Report of the Republic of Uganda

The Periodic Report of the Republic of Uganda was considered.

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

The Republic of Zimbabwe made a statement following the presentation of intersession activity report by Honourable Commissioner Maiga

The following NGOs made statements following the presentation of the intersession activity report by Honourable Commissioner Maiga:
  • FIDH
  • Club Union Afriraine, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ipas – Africa Alliance
  • Human Rights Institute of South Africa
  • Consortium for Refugees and IDPs in South Africa
  • East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Project
Honourable Commissioner Lucy Asuagbor presented her report as member of the Commission and as a Special Rapporteur to Human Rights Defenders in Africa

The following States Parties made statements following Honourable Commissioner Lucy Asuagbor’s presentation:
  • Republic of Tunisia
  • Republic of Cameroon
  • Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic
  • People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
The following NGOs made statements following Honourable Commissioner Lucy Asuagbor’s presentation:
  • FIDH
  • East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders
  • West Africa Human Rights Defenders Network
  • OMUNGA
  • ISHR
  • Human Rights Institute of South Africa
  • Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

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