54th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 54th Ordinary Session

Draft Agenda

Public Session

                   

 54th ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS

(22nd October to 5th November 2013)

 

Day 1: Tuesday 22nd October 2013

09:00 – 12:00              Item 1: Opening Ceremony

12:00 – 13:30              Item 2: Election of the Bureau (Private Session)

Item 3: Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)

Item 4: Organization of Work (Private Session)

 

13:30 – 15:00              LUNCH BREAK

 

15:00 – 16:30             Item 5: Human Rights Situation in Africa

a)      Statements by State Delegates (7 mins)

b)     Statement by African Union Organs with a Human Rights Mandate (5 mins)

c)      Statements by Intergovernmental and International Organizations (5 mins)

d)     Statements by National Human Rights Institutions (5 mins)

e)      Statements by NGOs (5 mins)

Requests for the floor

 

16:30 - 16:45        TEA/COFFEE BREAK

16:45 – 17:30        Item 5:  Human Rights Situation in Africa continued

 

 

End of Day 1


Day 2: Wednesday 23rd October 2013

09:00 – 11:00      Item 5:  Human Rights Situation in Africa continued

11:00 – 11:15        TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11:15 – 13:30      Item 5: Human Rights Situation in Africa continued 


13:30 – 15:00        LUNCH BREAK 

15:00 – 16:30      Item 5: Human Rights Situation in Africa continued

 

16:30 - 16:45          TEA/COFFEE BREAK

16:45 – 17:30       Item 5: Human Rights Situation in Africa continued

 

End of Day 2

Day 3: Thursday 24th October 2013

09:00 – 11:00              Item 5: Human Rights Situation in Africa continued

11:00 – 11:15        TEA/COFFEE BREAK 

11:15 – 13:30              Item 5: Human Rights Situation in Africa continued

 

13:30 – 15:00        LUNCH BREAK

15:00 – 16:00              Item 6: Relationship and Cooperation with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

a)       Relationship and cooperation between the ACHPR and NHRIs   

               i.      Consideration of Applications for Affiliate Status from NHRIs

b)      Relationship and cooperation between the ACHPR and NGOs:

              i.       Consideration of Applications for  Observer   Status from NGOs

 

16:00 – 16:30              Item 7: Report on Communications and Implementation of Decisions    (Abiola)

16:30 - 16:45          TEA/COFFEE BREAK

16:45 – 17:00             Item 8: Status of Submission of State Party Reports 

17:00 – 17:30              Item 9: Consideration of State Periodic Reports

(i)                 Report of the Republic of Cameroon

 

                 -    State Presentation (45 mins)

                 -     Commissioner Rapporteur (20 mins)

                 -     Each Commissioner (10 mins)

                 -     State Response (30 mins)       

                 -     Concluding remarks of Commissioner Rapporteur and Chairperson  

 

End of Day 3

 

Day 4: Friday 25th October 2013

 

09:00 – 11:00              Item 9: Consideration of State Periodic Reports continued

                                    Report of the Republic of Cameroon continued

 

11:00 – 11:15        TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11:15 – 12:15             Item 9: Consideration of State Periodic Reports continued 

Report of the Republic of Cameroon continued

12:15 – 13:30              Item 9: Consideration of State Periodic Reports continued

(ii) Report of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

 

End of Day 4

Day 5: Saturday 26th October 2013

09:00 – 10:00   Item 9: Consideration of State Periodic Reports continued 

Report of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic continued

10:00 - 11:00   Item 9: Consideration of State Periodic Reports continued 

(iii)            Report of the Republic of Gabon

11:00 – 11:15        TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11:15 – 13:30    Item 9: Consideration of State Periodic Reports continued

         Report of the Republic of Gabon continued

13:30 – 15:00        LUNCH BREAK 

15:00 – 16:30  Item 10: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission & Special   Mechanisms (Presentations - 20 mins, Interventions – States 5 mins, NGOs & NHRIs 3 mins)

(i)                 Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa 

(ii)              Chairperson of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa

 

16:30 - 16:45          TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

16:45 – 17:30     Item 10: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission &

                           Special Mechanisms continued

 

(iii)            Chairperson of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV

 

 End of Day 5

 

Day 6: Sunday 27th October 2013

14:00 – 16:00   Item 10: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms continued

(iv)         Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa

(v)          Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa

16:00 – 16:15     TEA/COFFEE BREAK

16:15 - 17:30           Item 9: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms continued

 

(vi)            Chairperson of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa

 

End of Day 6

Day 7: Monday 28th October 2013

 

09:00 – 11:00    Item 10: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms continued

(vii) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa

 

(viii)       Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa

 

11:00 – 11:15        TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

11.15 – 13:30    Item 10: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms continued  

 

(ix)             Chairperson of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa


(x)            Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa


13:30 – 15:00        LUNCH BREAK

 

15:00 – 16:30   Item 10:   Activity Reports of Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms continued  

 

(xi)             Chairperson of the Working Group on Death Penalty

 

(xii)       Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in  Africa

 

16:30 - 16:45          TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

16:45 – 17:30    Item 10: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission & Special  Mechanisms continued

       

        Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers,  Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa continued 

 

End of Day 7

 

Adjournment of Public Session, to resume again on 5 November 2013


Day 15: Tuesday 5th November 2013


Closing Ceremony

 

09:00 – 12:00             Item 17: Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing Ceremony

 

12:00 – 13:00              Item 18: Press Conference

 

END OF SESSION