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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Namibia: 3rd Periodic Report, 2002-2009

Period Covered:2002 - 2009

Date Submitted:May 12 , 2011

Session Considered:49th Ordinary Session


The information contained in the report covers the period from 2002 until 2009, and it represents the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Periodic Report of Namibia.

The report consists of the introductory section which includes information on the reporting methodology; it then provides information and responses to the African Commission’s concluding observations and their recommendations which they made following their visits to Namibia during 2000 (regarding indigenous populations) and 2005 (regarding the prison system). 

Part I of the report contains a brief description of the general legal framework within which the civil and political rights are protected. Part II of the report provides information on the substantive rights recognised under relevant articles of the Charter and the measures taken to implement them. 

"In order to meet and respect her international obligations, Namibia established an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, which consists of all Ministries the nature of whose mandate implicates human rights issues. The operations of the Committee are coordinated by the Ministry of Justice. This report was prepared and compiled by the Ministry of Justice based on information received from all Government Ministries, research information and reports from relevant non-governmental organizations (NGO’s)."


Concluding Observations and Recommendations - Namibia: 3rd Periodic Report, 2002-2009

Adopted at 49th Ordinary Session April 28 to May 12 , 2011 ,Gambie.

Burkina Faso: 2nd Periodic Report, 2004-2006

Submitted:May 12 , 2011

Concluding Observations: Available

Libya: 5th Periodic Report, 2009-2010

Submitted:January 01 , 2011

Concluding Observations: Available

Uganda: 4th Periodic Report, 2008-2010

Submitted:May 12 , 2011

Concluding Observations: Available