50th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 50th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights


24 October – 5 November 2011 - Banjul, The Gambia

Item 1: Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

Item 2: Swearing-in of New Commissioners (Public Session)

Item 3: Election of the Bureau (Private Session)

Item 4: Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)

Item 5: Organization of Work (Private Session)

Item 6: 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.
Item 7: 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.

Item 8: Consideration of State Reports (Public Session)

  1. Status of Submission of State Party Reports;
  2. Consideration of the:
  1. Periodic Report of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  2. Periodic Report of the Republic of Burundi
  3. Periodic Report of the Republic of Togo

Item 9: 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 African Commission;
  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. Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa;
  6. Chairperson of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa;
  7. Chairperson of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa;
  8. Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa;
  9. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Death Penalty;
  10. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa;
  11. Chairperson of theCommittee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV;
  12. Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa.

Item 10: Consideration of Communications: (Private Session)

Item 11: Consideration of: (Private Session)

  1. Transfer of Cases to and from the African Court
  2. Report on the Libya Case
  3. Report of the Budget Committee
  4. Study on the Question of the Death Penalty in Africa
  5. Report of Research and Information Visit to Kenya by WGIP
  6. Handling of Communications
  7. Relations with the ICTR
  8. Relations with AU organs
  9. Hosting of Sessions of the Commission
  10. Human Rights situation in Southern Kordofan
  11. Cooperation with GIZ

Item 12: Consideration and Adoption of Draft Reports of (Private Session)

  1. Promotion Missions to the:
  1. Peoples’ Democratic Republic of Algeria

  2. Democratic Republic of Congo

  3. Republic of Cameroon
  1. Mission of Special Mechanisms to the:

  1. Republic of Tunisia

  2. Federal Republic of Nigeria  

Item 13: Report of the Secretary to the Commission: (Private Session)

Item 14: Consideration and Adoption of (Private Session)

  1. Re-allocation of countries and special mechanisms
  2. Resolutions;

Item 15: Dates and Venue of the: (Private Session)

Item 16: Any Other Business (Private Session)

Item 17:  Any Other Business (Private Session)

  1. Commencement of the term of office of Commissioners
  2. Change in the email address of the Commission
  3. Induction for new Commissioners
  4. Communication via email
  5. Working Hours of the Commission during Sessions
  6. Moot Court
  7. Letter from Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic and letter to H.E. Mrs. Julia Dolly Joiner, Commissioner for Political Affairs, from the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic
  8. Letter to H.E. Mrs. Julia Dolly Joiner, Commissioner for Political Affairs, from Apostolic Nunciature in Addis Ababa
  9. Anti-Corruption Mechanism

Item 18: Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing Ceremony (Public Session)

Item 19: Press Conference (Open to Public)