49th Ordinary Session: Daily Notes: 28 - 30 April

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Item 1: Opening Ceremony – public session

  1. A speech was delivered by:

Commissioner Reine Alapini-Gansou, Chairperson of the African Commission

Mrs Hannah Foster, Chair, NGOs Steering Committee and Executive Director, ACDHRS

Representative of the Network of National Human Rights Institutions, Commissioner Lindiwe Mokate

H.E. Mrs Julia Dolly Joiner Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union Commission

Honorable Justice A.B. Akuffo, Vice-President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Representative of AU Member States, Honorable Madam Coumba Gaye, Deputy Minister in charge of Human Rights

Opening Speech by Honorable Edward Gomez, Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of The Gambia read by Mrs Isatou Graham

Item 2: Adoption of the agenda

The Commission adopted its agenda

Item 3: Organization of work

The Commission organized its work

Item 5: Human rights situation in Africa

(a) – statements by state delegates

The following State Delegates made statements under this agenda item:

Republic of Burkina Faso

Arab Saharawi Republic

United Republic of Tanzania

Arab Republic of Egypt

Republic of Tunisia

Republic of South Africa

Republic of Niger

Republic of Zimbabwe

Libyan Arab Jamahirya