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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Upcoming Session 68th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)


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

Banjul, 1 March 2021; The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the ACHPR) wishes to inform State Parties to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Organs of the African Union, National Human Rights Institutions, International Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and the general public, that the 68th Ordinary Session, of the ACHPR is scheduled to take place from Wednesday, 14 April to Tuesday, 04 May, 2021.

WHAT:     The 68th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights

 

WHEN:     14 April – 4 May 2021

 

       Public Session: 14 – 24 April 2021

       Opening Ceremony: Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 10:00 – 11: 00 Hours (GMT)

       Monday – Saturday:  09:00 – 13:00 Hours (GMT);

         Private Session: 25 April – 3 May 2021

         Closing Ceremony: 4 May 2021 (Public Session) 10:00 – 11:30 Hours (GMT)

 

VENUE:  Virtual Session, Zoom Webinar 

 

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE: Deadline 31 March 2021

 

REGISTER TO MAKE A STATEMENT:

ITEM 3: Human rights situation in Africa. Deadline 18 April 2021

ITEM 7: Activity Reports of Commissioners and Special Mechanisms (Interventions) Deadline 21 April 2021

 

STATE PARTIES’ RIGHT TO REPLY:

ITEM 3: Human rights situation in Africa. Deadline 22 April 2021

 

PUBLIC SESSION DOCUMENTS: 68th Ordinary Session Public Documents

68th Ordinary Session Public Documents

 

Public Session Zoom Webinar links:

14 – 23 April 2021: Public Session

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qaIAghJMQEGhBzv79Pj5vQ

04 May 2021 – Closing Ceremony (Public Session)

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qaIAghJMQEGhBzv79Pj5vQ

04 May 2021 – Media Conference (Following Closing Ceremony - Public Session)

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CejPu9abRGat1oVKJ40AbQ

 

WHO:      The Commissioners and the Secretariat of the ACHPR, All States Parties, Organs

     of the African Union, National Human Rights Institutions, International      

     Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and other members of the

     general public are invited to attend.

This Ordinary Session will be virtual because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission will focus on the following Session activities:

(i) Human Rights Situation in Africa;

(ii) Consideration of State Party Reports;

(iii) Consideration of Applications for Affiliate Status from NHRIs and for Observer Status from NGOs;

(iv) Activity Reports of Commissioners;

(v) Panel Discussions;

(vi) Consideration of Communications;

(vii) Consideration of Concluding Observations;

(viii) Consideration of Promotion Mission Reports.

The Ordinary Session will be live streamed on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgwJmiMTr59J0jYZJJtfzuw

Information will be provided at a later date on the registration process for this Session.

 

NOTE FOR EDITORS:

The ACHPR is composed of eleven Commissioners, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacity. The ACHPR meets 4 (four) times a year in Ordinary Sessions, which may include Extra-Ordinary Sessions.

1. For more comments: 
Ms. Lindiwe Khumalo, Ag. Secretary to the Commission
Tel.: +220 3518796 / 3861440; E-mail: achpr.stcincoming@africa-union.org

2. For documentation and materials, please contact:

Mr. Elliot Nsega, Tel. +220 230 4361: E-mail:  NsegaE@africa-union.org

au-banjul@africa-union.org

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

3. For media interested in participating please contact: 

  Mr. Eliot Nsega, E-mail:  NsegaE@africa-union.org