49th Ordinary Session: Daily Notes: 4 - 5 May

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Wednesday, 4 May 2011


The following States Parties exercised their right of reply after the presentation of Honourable Commissioner Asuagbor and the intervention of NGOs:
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Republic of Sudan
Honourable Commissioner Pansy Tlakula presented her report as member of the Commission and Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Right to Information

Following her presentation the following NGOs made intervention:
  • AJPD
  • Media Institute of Southern Africa
  • East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network
  • Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
  • CFDA
  • Media Monitoring Project
  • IHRDA
Following the intervention of the NGOs the following States Parties exercised their right of reply:
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
Commissioner Mohamed Khalfallah presented his activity report as member of the Commission and Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Following his presentation the following NGOs made statements:
  • North-South 21
  • Association Nigeriene pour la Protection de Droit humains
  • SERAC
The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria exercised its right of reply following the intervention of the NGOs.

Honorable Commissioner Kayitesi presented her activity report as member of the Commission and Chairperson of the Working Group on the Death Penalty

Following her presentation the Kenya National Human Rights Commission made an intervention.

The following NGOs also made statements under this agenda item:
  • FIDH
  • North-South 21
  • HURILAWS
Honourable Commissioner Musa Ngary Bitaye presented his activity his report as member of the Commission and the Chairperson of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa

The Kenya National Human Rights Commission made a statement following the Commissioner’s presentation.

The following NGOs also made an intervention under this agenda item:
  • ADHUC
  • North-South 21
  • Centre for Minorty Rights Development and Minority Right Group International
  • Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program
The United Republic of Tanzania exercised its right of reply.

Daily Note of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Thursday, 5 May 2011


Honourable Commissioner Yuen presented his report as member of the Commission and as the Chairperson of Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa

The Kenya National Human Rights Commission made a statement under this agenda item

Association pour les droits de l’homme et l’Universe Carceral also made a statement

The activity report of Commissioner Alapini-Gansou as member of the Commission, the Bureau and the Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of Peoples Living with HIV was presented by Honourable Commissioner Soyata Maiga

The following NGOs made a statement under this agenda item:
  • HRDI
  • AJPD
  • International Commission of Jurists
The following States Parties spoke under this agenda item:
  • Namibia
  • Angola
  • Zimbabwe
Honorable Commissioner Mumba Malila presented his report as member of the Bureau and Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Right Violations in Africa
  • North-South 21
  • Association pour les droits de l’homme et l’Universe Carceral
In the absence of a report from the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa the following NGOs were allowed to make statements:
  • North-South 21

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