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African Commission on
Human and Peoples' Rights

Public Session Agenda 71st Ordinary Session


71st ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS

21 April to 13 May 2022

 

Public Session Agenda

 

DAY 1: THURSDAY, 21 APRIL 2022

Item 1

09:00 – 11:30Opening Ceremony (Public session)

11:30– 11:45     HEALTH BREAK

Item 2

11:45 – 12:00Adoption of the Session Agenda (Private Session)

Item 3:                       Statements on 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 Non-Governmental Organisations (5 minutes)

12:00 - 12:30 Statements on Human Rights Situation in Africa

END OF DAY 1

 

 

DAY 2: FRIDAY, 22 APRIL 2022

Item 4:Consideration of Applications for Observer and Affiliate Status

9:00– 09:30Relationship and Cooperation with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

a) Relationship and cooperation between the ACHPR and    NHRIs    

- Consideration of Applications for Affiliate Status from NHRIs

b) Relationship and cooperation between the ACHPR and NGOs: 

- Consideration of Applications for Observer Status from NGOs.

Item 3 cont’d:Human Rights Situation in Africa

09:30 – 10:30Human Rights Situation in Africa

10:30– 10:45    HEALTH BREAK

Item 4, cont’d:Consideration of Applications for Observer and Affiliate Status

10:45 – 11:30Consideration of Applications for Observer Status from NGOs

Item 5:            Panels & Launches

11:30 – 12:30Panel Discussion on Sustainable Development and Human Rights in Africa: How to ensure accountability of States and Business Entities

END OF DAY 2

 

 

DAY 3: SATURDAY, 23 APRIL 2022

Item 3 cont’d:Human Rights Situation in Africa

09:00 – 10:30Human Rights Situation in Africa

10:30– 10:45    HEALTH BREAK

Item 3 cont’d:Human Rights Situation in Africa

10:45 – 12:30Human Rights Situation in Africa

END OF DAY 3

 

 

DAY 4: SUNDAY, 24 APRIL 2022

Preparation and review of communications and other working materials of the session

END OF DAY 4

 

 

DAY 5: MONDAY, 25 APRIL 2022

Item 6                     Activity Reports of the Members of the Commission &   Special Mechanisms (Presentations – 20mins, Interventions – States 5 mins, NGOs & NHRIs 3 mins)

09:00– 10:30 Activity Reports of the Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms

(i) Chairperson of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa;

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

(iii) 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;

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

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

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

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

(viii) ACHPR Vice-Chairperson & Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa;

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

(x) Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers,

 Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa; 

(xi) Chairperson of the Working Group on Communications.

(xii) Vice-Chairperson & Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa;

(xiii) Chairperson of the ACHPR on activities of the Chairperson and the Bureau;

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

10:30– 10:45    HEALTH BREAK

Item 5 cont’d:            Panel & Launches

10:45 – 11:30Panel on the Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide

11:30 – 12:30Panel on the Ratification of the Protocols on Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities in Africa 

END OF DAY 5

 

 

DAY 6 : TUESDAY, 26 APRIL 2022

Item 6 cont’d             Activity Reports of the Members of the Commission &   Special Mechanisms

09:00 – 09:30Activity Reports of the Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms

Item 5 cont’d:            Panels & Launches

09:30 – 10:30Panel on Conditions of Prisons and Places of Detention in Africa

10:30– 10:45    HEALTH BREAK

Item 3 cont’d:            Human Rights Situation in Africa

10:45 – 11:00Human Rights Situation in Africa

Item 5 cont’d             Panels & Launches

11:00 – 12:00Panel of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa

Item 3 cont’d:            Human Rights Situation in Africa

12:00 – 12:30Human Rights Situation in Africa

END OF DAY 6

 

 

DAY 7 : WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL 2022

Item 5 cont’d:             Panels & Launches

09:00 – 10:00Panel on Prevention of unconstitutional change of Government in Africa: Role of the ACHPR

Item 6 cont’d             Activity Reports of the Members of the Commission &   Special Mechanisms

10:00 – 10:30Activity Reports of the Members of the Commission & Special Mechanisms

10:30– 10:45    HEALTH BREAK

Item 3 cont’d:            Human Rights Situation in Africa

10:45 – 11:00Human Rights Situation in Africa

Item 5 cont’d             Panels & Launches

11:00 – 12:00Panel on the 10th Anniversary of the Addis Ababa Road Map

Item 3 cont’d:            Human Rights Situation in Africa

12:00 – 12:30Human Rights Situation in Africa

END OF DAY 7

 

 

DAY 8: THURSDAY, 28 APRIL 2022

Item 7:Consideration of State Reports

09:00 – 09:30Status of Submission of State Party Report

09:30 – 10:30Report of the Republic of Kenya (Presentation & Questions)

- Welcome Remarks by the Chairperson (5 minutes)

- State Presentation (1 Hr)

- Questions by Commissioner Rapporteur (10 mins)

- Questions by Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA), on the Maputo Protocol (where applicable) (10 minutes)

- Questions by Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants (where applicable) (10 minutes)

- Questions by other Special Mechanisms (7 mins)

- State Response (1Hr)

- Concluding remarks of the SRRWA on the Maputo Protocol (where applicable) (5 mins)

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

10:30– 10:45    HEALTH BREAK

Item 6 cont’dConsideration of State Periodic Reports

10:45– 12:30       Report of the Republic of Kenya (Presentation & Questions) cont’d.

END OF DAY 8

 

 

DAY 9: FRIDAY, 29 APRIL 2022

Item 7 cont’dConsideration of State Periodic Reports

09:00 – 10:30Report of the Republic of Kenya (State Response & Concluding Remarks by the Commission)  

10:30– 10:45    HEALTH BREAK

Item 5 cont’dPanels & Launches

10:45 – 12:30Joint Panel on the Death Penalty and the Prevention of Torture

 

END OF DAY 9

 

 

DAY 10: SATURDAY, 30 APRIL 2022

Item 3 cont’d:            Human Rights Situation in Africa

09:00 – 09:30Human Rights Situation in Africa

Item 5 cont’d             Panels & Launches

09:30 – 10:30Panel on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Africa

10:30– 10:45    HEALTH BREAK

Item 3 cont’d:            Human Rights Situation in Africa

10:45 – 11:00Human Rights Situation in Africa

Item 5 cont’d             Panels & Launches

11:00 – 12:00Panel Discussion on to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities and Minorities in Africa (WGIPM)

Item 3 cont’d:            Human Rights Situation in Africa

12:00 – 12:30Human Rights Situation in Africa

END OF DAY 10

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF PUBLIC SESSION, TO RESUME ON 13 MAY 2022

 

 

DAY 21: FRIDAY 13 MAY 2022 – CLOSING CEREMONY (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Item 8: Closing Ceremony

10:00 – 11:30 Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing Ceremony

END OF THE 71st ORDINARY SESSION

 

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11:30 – 12:30 Press Conference of the Chairperson with the Media