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*
State
Missions
NGOs Decisions on
Communications
Resolutions NGO Statements
Benin 1986 1986 - 2008 3   2 17 6 1  
Botswana 1986 1986 - 2009 2   2 2 8 1  
Burkina Faso 1984 1986 - 2010 2   1 9 2 1  
Burundi 1989 1991 - 2010 2   2 9 3 4  
Cameroon 1989 1989 - 2013     3 18 14    
Cape Verde 1987 1987 - 1992 11   1 1      
Central African Republic 1986 1988 - 2006 4   3 1   3  
Chad 1986 1986 - 1997 8   1 7 2 1  
Comoros 1986 14         1  
Congo 1982 1982 - 2008 3   1 7 1    
Cote d'Ivoire 1992 1994 - 2012 1   1 11 4 3  
Djibouti 1991 1993 - 2014     2 4 2    
Egypt 1984 1984 - 2004 5     12 7 4  
Equatorial Guinea 1986 14       1    
Gabon 1986 1986 - 2013     2 1 3    
Gambia 1983 1986 - 1994 10   1 16 10 5  
Ghana 1989 1990 - 1998 8   1 10 7    
Guinea 1982 1958 - 1997 8     1 3 3  
Guinea-Bissau 1985 14   1 2   2  
Kenya 1992 1992 - 2006 4   2 20 11 6  
Lesotho 1992 1991 - 2000 7   1 2 2    
Liberia 1982 1984 - 2012 1     4 2 1  
Libya 1986 1986 - 2011 1   1 2   2  
Madagascar 1992 1991 - 2008 3     1 1    
Mali 1981 1982 - 1998 8   2 3   7  
Mauritania 1986 1986 - 2005 4   2 15 5 1  
Mauritius 1992 1992 - 2008 3   1 3 1    
Mozambique 1989 1992 - 2013     2 4 2    
Namibia 1992 1992 - 2010 2   3 5 2    
Niger 1986 1988 - 2014     2 8 1 2  
Nigeria 1983 1990 - 2013     2 28 32 7  
Rwanda 1983 1983 - 2009 2   2 4 3 2  
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 1986 1988 - 2013     2     2  
Sao Tome and Principe 1986 14            
Seychelles 1992 1994 - 2004 5   1 1 1 1  
Sierra Leone 1983 1983 - 2013     1   1 1  
South Africa 1996 1994 - 2005 4   2 24 3 3  
South Sudan           2  
Sudan 1986 1994 - 2011 1   2 7 11 7  
Tanzania 1984 1984 - 2007 3   1 5 7 1  
Togo 1982 1982 - 2010 2   1 11 5 1  
Tunisia 1983 1983 - 2006 4     6 1 2  
Zambia 1984 1986 - 2005 4   1 8 6    
Algeria 1987 1987 - 2006 4     6 3 3 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1987 1997 - 2007 3   1 13 18 8 1
Eritrea 1999 7       3 3 1
Ethiopia 1998 1998 - 2014     1 2 11 3 1
Malawi 1989 1995 - 2013     1 2 6 1 1
Senegal 1982 1982 - 2013     1 20 4 2 1
Somalia 1985 14         9 1
Angola 1990 1990 - 2011 1   2 6 6   2
Swaziland 1995 1995 - 2000 7   1 3 2 2 3
Uganda 1986 1986 - 2013     3 10 3 2 3
Zimbabwe 1986 1986 - 2006 4   2 12 15 4 4

* 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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