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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


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)