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, 29 August 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 73rd Ordinary Session of the ACHPR is scheduled to take place from Thursday 20 October to Wednesday 9 November, 2022.
WHAT: The 73rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights
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 physical. The Commission will focus on the following Session activities:
Swearing in of newly elected Commissioner;
35TH Anniversary Celebrations of the Establishment of the ACHPR
Redistribution of Country Responsibilities and Re-allocation of Special Mechanisms Mandates;
Human Rights Situation in Africa;
Consideration of State Party Reports;
Consideration of Applications for Affiliate Status from NHRIs and for Observer Status from NGOs;
An information note will be sent out to all interested participants in due course.
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