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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Upcoming Session, 31st Extraordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

Convened in terms of Article 64(2) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, read together with Rules 27 and 29 of the Rules of Procedure 2020

of the ACHPR

Banjul, 2 February 2021: The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will hold its 31st Extraordinary Session from 19 – 25 February 2021

VENUE:   Virtual Session

WHAT:     31st Extraordinary Session of the ACHPR

WHEN:     19 – 25 February 2021(Private Session); 09:00 – 13:30 Hours (GMT)                         

WHERE:   Virtual Session

WHO:        Members of the ACHPR and the Secretariat

This Session will not be open to the public; it will be held in private in terms of Rule 27(2) of the Rules of Procedure of the ACHPR.

The Commission’s deliberations will mainly focus on Communications on the Merits; outstanding Concluding Observations and Resolutions.


The ACHPR is composed of eleven Commissioners, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity. The ACHPR meets four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may hold Extra-Ordinary Sessions.

Further information on the ACHPR can be obtained from the ACHPR’s website at www.achpr.org.