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African Commission on
Human and Peoples' Rights

PUBLIC NOTICE: Upcoming Session 71st 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, 07 March 2022; 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 71st Ordinary Session, of the ACHPR is scheduled to take place from Thursday, 21 April to Friday, 13 May, 2022.

WHAT:     The 71st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights

 

WHEN:     21 April – 13 May 2022

Public Session: 21 – 30 April 2022

Opening Ceremony: Monday, 21 April 2022, 09:00 – 10: 30 Hours (GMT)

Monday – Saturday:  09:00 – 12:30 Hours (GMT);

      

Private Session: 3 – 12 May 2022

Closing Ceremony: 13 May 2022 (Public Session) 09:00 – 11:00 Hours (GMT)

 

VENUE:  Virtual Session, Zoom Webinar

 

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qoJfD5veQM2QPW7Dyx6mzg Deadline 14 April 2022

 

REGISTER TO MAKE A STATEMENT:

ITEM 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa. Deadline 26 April 2022

Web link: https://bit.ly/35JtJt9

 

ITEM 6: Activity Reports of Commissioners and Special Mechanisms (Interventions)  Deadline 26 April 2022

Web link: https://bit.ly/3Cwx76w  

 

STATE PARTIES’ RIGHT TO REPLY:

ITEM 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa. Deadline 27 April 2022

Web link: https://bit.ly/3tQ0Ovq

 

REGISTER TO MAKE INTERVENTION ON PANELS & LAUNCHES:

ITEM 5: PANELS AND LAUNCHES

Web link: https://Bit.Ly/38w8POY

 

PUBLIC SESSION DOCUMENTS: 71st Ordinary Session Public Documents

 

Public Session Zoom Webinar links:

21 – 30 April 2022: Public Session

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qoJfD5veQM2QPW7Dyx6mzg

 

13 May 2022 – Closing Ceremony (Public Session)

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qoJfD5veQM2QPW7Dyx6mzg  

 

13 May 2022 – Media Conference (Following Closing Ceremony - Public Session)

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qoJfD5veQM2QPW7Dyx6mzg

 

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. 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 Reports and other documents.

 

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

 

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: au-banjul@Africa-Union.Org

 

2. For documentation and materials, please contact:

Mr. Elliot Nsega, Tel. +220 230 4361: E-mail:  NsegaE@Africa-Union.Orgau-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. Etwell Karikoga, E-mail:  KarikogaE@Africa-Union.Org