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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Agenda of the 51st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR


African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

DRAFT AGENDA OF THE 51 st ORDINARY SESSION

18 April  – 2 May  2012 - Banjul, The Gambia

Item 1: Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

Item 2: Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session) 

Item 3: Organization of Work (Private Session)

Item 4: Human Rights Situation in Africa  (Public Session)

  1. Statements by State Delegates; 

  2. Statemen t by African Union Organs with a Human Rights Mandate;

  3. Statements by Intergovernmental and International Organizations; 

  4. Statements by National Human Rights Institutions; 

  5. Statements by NGOs.

Item 5: Cooperation and Relationship with National Human Rights Institutions ( NHRIs and Non - Governmental Organizations ( NGOs (Public Session)

  1. Relationship between the ACHPR and NHRIs 

  2. Cooperation between the ACHPR and NGOs :

  1. Relationship with NGOs;
  2. Consideration of Applications for Observer Status from NGOs.

Item 6: Consideration of State Reports  (Public Session)

  1. Status of Submission of State Party Reports;

  1. Consideration of the :

  1. Periodic Report of the Republic of Angola;  

  2. Periodic Report of the Republic of Sudan

Item 7: Activity Reports of Members of the Commission Special Mechanisms (Public Session)

  1. Presentation of the Activity Reports of the Chairperson , Vice - Chairperson and Members of the A frican Commission;

  1. Presentation of the Activity Reports of Special Mechanisms of the ACHPR:

  1. Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa;

  2. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;

  3. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa; 

  4. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa;

  5. Special Rapporteur on Refugees , Asylum Seekers , Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa;

  6. Chairperson of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa;

  7. Chairperson of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations / Communities in Africa;  

  8. Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa;

  9. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Death Penalty; 

  10. Chairperson of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa;

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

  12. Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries , Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa.

Item 8: Consideration of Communications :  (Private Session)

  1. Consideration of draft decisions on Communications;

  2. Oral Hearings on Communications

Item 9: Consideration of (Private Session) 

  1. Report of the Working Group on Communications;

  2. Paper on Analysis of Ar ticle  56(5) of the African Charter;

  3. Introduction of the revamped website;

  4. Report on Referral of Cases to the Court;

  5. Follow - up on the implementation of the Commission ’ s decision on the Mauritania case;

  6. Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children;

  7. Discussion on  25 th Anniversary of the African Commission;

  8. Presentation of the Protocol on Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities;

  9. Report of the Regional Sensitization Seminar on the Rights of Indigenous Populations / Communities in Central and East Africa

Item 10: Consideration and Adoption of Draft Reports of (Private Session)

 

  1. Promotion Missions to the :

 

  1. Central African Republic;

  2. Democratic Rep ublic of Congo

  3. Republic of Niger .

 

  1. Mission of Special Mechanisms to the:

 

  1. Islamic Republic of Mauritania;

Item 11: Report of the Secretary to the Commission :  (Private Session) 

Item 12: Consideration and Adoption of  (Private Session

  1. Resolutions;

  1. Concluding Observations on the :

  • Periodic Report of the Republic of Angola 
  • Periodic Report of the Republic of Burundi
  • Periodic Report of the Republic of Togo
  • Periodic Report of the Republic of Sudan

Item 13: Dates and Venue of the (Private Session) 

  1. 52nd Ordinary Session

Item 14: Adoption of :  (Private Session)

  1. 49th Session Report;

  2. 50th Session Report;

  3. 51st Session Report;

  4. 32nd Activity Report;

  5. Final Communiqué of the  51 st Ordinary Session .

Item 15: Any Other Business  (Private Session)

Item 16: Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing Ceremony (Public Session)

Item 17: Press Conference  (Public Session)