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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Public Session Agenda 69th Ordinary Session



69th ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS

15 November to 5 December 2021

 

Draft Public Session Agenda

 

Day 1: Monday 15 November 2021

 

Item 1

09:00 – 12:00 Opening Ceremony (Public session)

 

12:00 – 12:15        TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 2

12:15 – 13:00 Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)

 

Item 3

13:00 – 14:00      Human Rights Situation in Africa

a) Statements by State Delegates (7 mins)

b) Statement by African Union Organs with a Human Rights Mandate (5 mins)

c) Statements by Intergovernmental and International Organizations (5 mins)

d) Statements by National Human Rights Institutions (5 mins)

e) Statements by NGOs (5 mins)

End of Day 1

 

Day 2: Tuesday 16 November 2021

 

Item 3 cont’d:

09:00 – 11:00         Human Rights Situation in Africa cont’d  

 

11:00 – 11:15        TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 4:       Panels & Launches

11:15 – 12:30 Panel on the perspectives of the AU theme of 2021 as far as human rights are concerned

 

Item 4 cont’d           Panels & Launches

12:30 – 13:45          Panel discussion on the Study of the Working Group on   Extractive Industries/Launch of the Newsletter of the Working Group

Item 3 cont’d:

12:30 – 13:45         Human Rights Situation in Africa cont’d  

                  

End of Day 2

 

Day 3: Wednesday 17 November 2021

 

Item 3 cont’d

09:00 – 11:00 Human Rights Situation in Africa cont’d

 

11:00 – 11:15       TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 4 cont’d Panels & Launches

11:15 – 12:30   Advocacy for the ratification of the Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons and the Protocol on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

Item 3 cont’d

12:30 – 14:00    Human Rights Situation in Africa cont’d

 

End of Day 3

 

Day 4: Thursday 18 November 2021

 

Item 5

09:00 – 10:00 Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms (Presentations – 20mins, Interventions – States 5 mins, NGOs & NHRIs 3 mins)

(i) Chairperson &; Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa;

(ii) Vice-Chairperson & Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa and Focal Point On Reprisals In Africa;

(iii) Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;

(iv) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa;

(v) Special Rapporteur on Prisons, Conditions of Detention and Policing in Africa;

(vi) Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa;

(vii) Chairperson of the Working Group on the Rights of  Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa;

(viii)  Chairperson of the Working Group on Death Penalty  and Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings in Africa;

(ix) Chairperson of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa;

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

(xi) Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa;

(xii) Chairperson of the Working Group on Communications.

 

Item 6 Relationship and Cooperation with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

 

10:00 – 11:00   Relationship and cooperation between the ACHPR and NHRIs/Consideration of Applications for Affiliate Status from NHRIs

-Relationship and cooperation between the ACHPR and NGOs/Consideration of Applications for Observer Status from NGOs

 

11:00 – 11:15       TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 4 cont’d Panels & Launches

11:15 – 12:45 Panel on the situation of human rights defenders in exile

 

Item 4 cont’d          Panels & Launches

12:45 – 14:00 Assessment of the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration by key actors in Africa

 

End of Day 4

 

Day 5: Friday 19 November 2021

 

Item 3 cont’d

09:00 – 10:45 Human Rights Situation in Africa cont’d

 

Item 7 Status of Submission of State Party Reports

10:45 – 11:00 Status of Submission of State Party Reports 

 

11:00 – 11:15TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 8 Consideration of State Periodic Reports

- State Presentation (1 Hr)

- Commissioner Rapporteur (7 mins)

- Each Special Mechanism (5 mins)

- - State Response (1Hr)

- Concluding remarks of Commissioner Rapporteur and Chairperson (10 mins)

 

11:15 – 13:30 Consideration of the Report of the Republic of Benin

 

13:30       LUNCH BREAKT/END OF DAY

 

End of Day 5

 

Day 6: Saturday 20 November 2021

 

Item 3 cont’d

09:00 – 09:30 Human Rights Situation in Africa cont’d

 

Item 5 cont’d

09:30 – 10:00    Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms cont’d

 

Item 8 cont’d

10:00 – 11:00 Report of the Republic of Benin (State Response)

 

11:00 – 11:15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 8 cont’d

11:15 – 13:30    Consideration of the Report of the Republic of Kenya

 

End of Day 6

 

Day 7: Sunday 21 November 2021

 

Item 8 cont’d          

14:00 – 15:00 Report of the Republic of Kenya (State Response)

 

Item 4 cont’d Panels & Launches

15:00 – 16:30    Panel of CPTA on compilation of Jurisprudence relative to Article 5 of the Charter

 

End of Day 7

 

Day 8: Monday 22 November 2021

 

Item 4 cont’d Panels & Launches

09:00 – 09:45   Launch of Newsletter 15 on Police and Human Rights in Africa 

 

Item 5 cont’d

09:45 – 11:00 Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, andMembers of the Commission & Special Mechanisms cont’d 

 

11:00 – 11:15       TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 8 cont’d:

11:15-13:30                 Consideration of the Report of the Republic of Namibia

 

End of Day 8

 

Day 9: Tuesday 23 November 2021

 

Item 5 cont’d:

09:00 – 10:00  Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms cont’d

 

Item 9 cont’d

10:00 – 11:00               Report of the Republic of Namibia (State response)

 

11:00 – 11:15               TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 9 cont’d:

11:15- 13:30                Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms cont’d

 

End of day 9

 

Day 10: Wednesday 24 November 2021

 

Item 5 cont’d:

09:00 – 11:00   Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms cont’d

 

11:00 – 11:15        TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 8 cont’d:

11.15 – 13:30              Consideration of the Report of Eswatini

 

 13:30 – 15:00LUNCH BREAK

 

End of Day 10

 

Day 11: Thursday 25 November 2021

 

Item 5 cont’d:

09:00 – 10:00            Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, andMembers of the Commission & Special Mechanisms cont’d

 

Item 4 cont’d           Panels & Launches

10:00 – 11:15             Death Penalty in Africa and States’ Commitments

 

11:15 – 11:30            TEA/COFFEE BREAK

 

Item 5 cont’d:

11.30 – 13:00            Activity Reports of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and         

                                  Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms cont’d

Item 8 cont’d:       

13:00 – 14:00            Report of the of Eswatini (State response)

 

End of Day 11

 

Adjournment of Public Session, to resume on 5 December 2021

 

Day 21:  Sunday 5th December 2021- Public Session

 

Closing Ceremony

 

09:00 – 12:00 Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing Ceremony

 

12:00 – 13:00    Press Conference

 

END OF THE 69th ORDINARY SESSION