State Reporting

State reporting procedure serves as a forum for constructive dialogue. It enables the Commission to monitor implementation of the Charter and identify challenges impeding the realisation of the objects of the Charter. States are able to take stock of their achievements and failures in the light of the Charter.

The Charter requires states to submit two types of report: initial report and periodic report. Initial reports are required to be submitted by states two years after ratification or accession to the Charter. Periodic reports are required to be submitted every two years after the initial report.

State ACHPR
Ratification
Reporting
Period
Overdue
Reports
Ratification
Status*
Cote d'Ivoire 1992    
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1987 1997 - 2017    
Mali 1981 1982 - 2016    
Mauritania 1986 1986 - 2017    
Mauritius 1992 1992 - 2016    
Niger 1986 1988 - 2017    
Rwanda 1983 1983 - 2016    
South Africa 1996 1994 - 2016    
Algeria 1987 1987 - 2015 1  
Burkina Faso 1984 1986 - 2015 1  
Djibouti 1991 1993 - 2014 1  
Ethiopia 1998 1998 - 2014 1  
Kenya 1992 1992 - 2015 1  
Namibia 1992 1992 - 2015 1  
Nigeria 1983 1990 - 2014 1  
Cameroon 1989 1989 - 2013 2  
Gabon 1986 1986 - 2013 2  
Liberia 1982 1982 - 2012 2  
Malawi 1989 1995 - 2013 2  
Mozambique 1989 1992 - 2013 2  
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 1986 1988 - 2013 2  
Senegal 1982 1982 - 2013 2  
Sierra Leone 1983 1983 - 2013 2  
Uganda 1986 1986 - 2013 2  
Angola 1990 1990 - 2011 3  
Burundi 1989 1991 - 2010 3  
Libya 1986 1986 - 2011 3  
Sudan 1986 1994 - 2011 3  
Togo 1982 1982 - 2010 3  
Benin 1986 1986 - 2008 4  
Botswana 1986 1986 - 2009 4  
Congo 1982 1982 - 2008 4  
Madagascar 1992 1991 - 2008 4  
Central African Republic 1986 1988 - 2006 5  
Tanzania 1984 1984 - 2007 5  
Tunisia 1983 1983 - 2006 5  
Zimbabwe 1986 1986 - 2006 5  
Egypt 1984 1984 - 2004 6  
Seychelles 1992 1994 - 2004 6  
Zambia 1984 1986 - 2005 6  
Lesotho 1992 1991 - 2000 8  
Swaziland 1995 1995 - 2000 8  
Ghana 1989 1990 - 1998 9  
Chad 1986 1986 - 1997 10  
Guinea 1982 1958 - 1997 10  
Gambia 1983 1986 - 1994 11  
Cape Verde 1987 1987 - 1992 12  
Eritrea 1999 9  
Comoros 1986 15  
Sao Tome and Principe 1986 15  
Equatorial Guinea 1986 15  
Guinea-Bissau 1985 16  
Somalia 1985 16  
South Sudan    

* Ratification Status: There are four binding instruments that are not yet ratified by all states: Refugee Convention, Women Protocol, Child Charter, African Charter on Democracy and the Protocol on the Establishment of the African Court. States which have ratified all binding instruments are marked with green. States that have not yet ratified one or two instruments are yellow, etc. See Legal Instruments page for details.

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State Reporting Map
States which have submitted all their Reports (and presented or will present at next Ordinary Session) 8
States that are late by one or two reports 16
States that are late by three or more reports 23
States that have not submitted any reports 7

State Reports submitted but not yet considered

Latest State Reports with adopted Concluding Observations

State Reporting Procedure

This Information Sheet is aimed at explaining the aims and objectives of State reporting and the procedures used by the Commission during examination of these reports. It also highlights some of the contributions Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the civil society can play in enhancing the process.

The document also tries to allay the fears expressed by some States that the exercise exposes them to embarrassment. []

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