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, 5 October 2020; The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the ACHPR) wishes to inform the 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, of the scheduling of its 67th Ordinary Session, from Friday, 13 November to Thursday, 03 December, 2020.
WHAT: The 67th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights
WHEN: 13 November – 3 December 2020
Public Session: 13 – 25 November 2020
Opening Ceremony: Friday, 13 November 10:00 – 11: 00 Hours (GMT)
Saturday & Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 13:00 Hours (GMT);
Friday: 11:00 – 13:00 Hours (GMT)
Private Session: 26 November – 2 December 2020
VENUE: Virtual Session, Zoom Webinar
REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE: Deadline 31 October 2020
REGISTER TO MAKE A STATEMENT:
ITEM 4: Human Rights Situation In Africa, Deadline 10 November 2020
ITEM 6: Activity Report Of Commissioners And Special Mechanisms (Interventions), Deadline 17 November 2020
STATE PARTIES’ RIGHT TO REPLY:
ITEM 4: Human Rights Situation In Africa, Deadline 15 November 2020
PUBLIC SESSION DOCUMENTS: 67th Ordinary Session Public Documents
PUBLIC SESSION ZOOM WEBINAR LINKS:
13 – 25 November 2020 : Public Session
03 December 2020 – Closing Ceremony (Public Session)
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.
Unlike in the past, this Ordinary Session will be virtual and scaled down, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission will focus on the following Session activities:
- Human Rights Situation in Africa;
- Consideration of State Party Reports;
- Consideration of Applications for Affiliate Status from NHRIs and for Observer Status from NGOs;
- Panel Discussions;
- Consideration of Communications.
The Ordinary Session will be live streamed on:
Information will be provided at a later date on the registration process for this Session.
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 four times a year in Ordinary Sessions and may hold Extra-Ordinary Sessions.
Further information on the ACHPR can be obtained from the ACHPR’s website at Www.Achpr.Org.
For media interested in participating please contact:
Mr. Etwell Karikoga Karikogae@Africa-Union.Org