49th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 49th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 49th ORDINARY SESSION

28 April - 12 May 2011 - Banjul, The Gambia

1. Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

2. Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)

3. Organization of Work (Private Session)

4. Human Rights Situation in Africa (Public Session)

  1. Statements by State Delegates;
  2. Statement by African Union Organs with a Human Rights Mandate;
  3. Statements by Intergovernmental and International Organizations;
  4. Statements by National Human Rights Institutions;
  5. Statements by NGOs.

5. Cooperation and Relationship with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) (Public Session)

  1. Relationship between the ACHPR and NHRIs
  2. Cooperation between the ACHPR and NGOs:
  1.   Relationship with NGOs;
  2.   Consideration of Applications for Observer Status from NGOs.

6. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session)

  1. Status of Submission of State Party Reports
  2. Consideration of the :
  1. Periodic Report of the Republic of Burkina Faso;
  2. Periodic Report of the Peoples’ Bureau of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;
  3. Periodic Report of the Republic of Namibia;
  4. Periodic Report of the Republic of Uganda.

7. Activity Reports of Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms (Public Session)

  1. Presentation of the Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Members of the ACHPR;
  2. Presentation of the Activity Reports of Special Mechanisms of the ACHPR:
  1. Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa;
  2. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;
  3. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa;
  4. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa;
  5. Chairperson of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa;
  6. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Situation of Indigenous Peoples/Communities in Africa;
  7. Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa;
  8. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Death Penalty;
  9. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa;
  10. Chairperson of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV);
  11. Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa.

8. Consideration of: (Private Session)

  1. Reports of the Research and Study Visit of the Working Group on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples/Communities in Africa to:
  1. The Republic of Kenya;
  2. The Democratic Republic of Congo;
  3. The Republic of Congo.
  1. Document on the Study on the Question of the Death Penalty in Africa;
  2. Transfer of Cases to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
  3. Nomination of Experts on the Working Group on Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa.

9. Consideration and Adoption of Draft Reports of (Private Session)

  1. Promotion Missions to the:
  1. Republic of Mozambique;
  2. People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.
  1. Mission of Special Mechanisms to the:
  1.  Republic of Angola;
  2.  Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

10. Report of the Secretary to the Commission: (Private Session)

11. Consideration of Communications: (Private Session)

12. Consideration and Adoption of (Private Session)

  1. Resolutions;
  2. Concluding Observations on the:
  • Periodic Report of the Republic of Burkina Faso;
  • Periodic Report of the Peoples’ Bureau of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;
  • Periodic Report of the Republic of Namibia;
  • Periodic Report of Uganda.

13. Dates and Venue of the 50th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR (Private Session)

14. Any Other Business (Private Session)

  1. Report of the Committee on 30th Anniversary Celebration of the African Commission;
  2. Training on Gender /Fact-finding missions
  3. Promotion Mission
  4. Austerity Measures

15. Adoption of: (Private Session)

  1. 49th Session Report;
  2. 29th Activity Report;
  3. 30h Activity Report;
  4. Final Communiqué of the 49th Ordinary Session

16. Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing Ceremony (Public Session)

17. Press Conference (Public Session)

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