51st Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 51st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

    African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights


    18 April  – 2 May  2012 - Banjul, The Gambia

    Item 1: Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

    Item 2: Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session) 

    Item 3: Organization of Work (Private Session)

    Item 4: Human Rights Situation in Africa  (Public Session)

    1. Statements by State Delegates; 

    2. Statemen t 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 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.

    Item 6: Consideration of State Reports  (Public Session)

    1. Status of Submission of State Party Reports;

    1. Consideration of the :

    1. Periodic Report of the Republic of Angola;  

    2. Periodic Report of the Republic of Sudan

    Item 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 A frican Commission;

    1. 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 the Committee 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 8: Consideration of Communications :  (Private Session)

    1. Consideration of draft decisions on Communications;

    2. Oral Hearings on Communications

    Item 9: Consideration of : (Private Session) 

    1. Report of the Working Group on Communications;

    2. Paper on Analysis of Ar ticle  56(5) of the African Charter;

    3. Introduction of the revamped website;

    4. Report on Referral of Cases to the Court;

    5. Follow - up on the implementation of the Commission ’ s decision on the Mauritania case;

    6. Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children;

    7. Discussion on  25 th Anniversary of the African Commission;

    8. Presentation of the Protocol on Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities;

    9. Report of the Regional Sensitization Seminar on the Rights of Indigenous Populations / Communities in Central and East Africa

    Item 10: Consideration and Adoption of Draft Reports of (Private Session)

    1. Promotion Missions to the :

    1. Central African Republic;

    2. Democratic Rep ublic of Congo

    3. Republic of Niger .

    1. Mission of Special Mechanisms to the:

    1. Islamic Republic of Mauritania;

    Item 11: Report of the Secretary to the Commission :  (Private Session) 

    Item 12: Consideration and Adoption of  (Private Session

    1. Resolutions;

    1. Concluding Observations on the :

    • Periodic Report of the Republic of Angola 
    • Periodic Report of the Republic of Burundi
    • Periodic Report of the Republic of Togo
    • Periodic Report of the Republic of Sudan

    Item 13: Dates and Venue of the : (Private Session) 

    1. 52nd Ordinary Session

    Item 14: Adoption of :  (Private Session)

    1. 49th Session Report;

    2. 50th Session Report;

    3. 51st Session Report;

    4. 32nd Activity Report;

    5. Final Communiqué of the  51 st Ordinary Session .

    Item 15: Any Other Business  (Private Session)

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

    Item 17: Press Conference  (Public Session)


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