79th Ordinary Session [Public], 14 May – 3rd June 2024

  • When
    14 May 2024 - 3 Jun 2024
  • Where
    Banjul, Gambia
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Convened in terms of Article 64 (2) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, read together with Rule 28 of the Rules of Procedure of the ACHPR, 2020

Banjul, 23 March 2024; 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 79th Ordinary Session, of the ACHPR (Public & Private) in hybrid format is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, 14 May to Monday, 3rd June, 2024. 

WHAT: The 79th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights

WHEN: 14 May – 3rd June 2024

     Public Session (Hybrid): 14th May – 24th May 2024 
     Opening Ceremony: Tuesday, 14th May 2024, 09:00 – 11: 30 Hours (Banjul Time)

Mondays-Thursdays & Saturdays: 09:00 – 13:30 Hours (Banjul Time)
Friday: 09:00 – 13:00hours
Sundays: 14:30 – 17:30 Hours (To be Confirmed)

     Private Session: 25th May – 2nd June 2024
                 Mondays: Thursdays & Saturdays - 09:00 – 17:30 Hours
                 Fridays: 09:00 – 13:00 hours 
                 Sundays: 14:30 – 17:30 hours

     Public Session:Closing Ceremony (Hybrid): 3rd June 2024, 10:00 – 11:30 Hours (Banjul Time)

WHERE: Banjul, Republic of The Gambia

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3vx-y2XkTkOFnkox-U2XMg  Deadline 24 May 2024 


ITEM 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa. Deadline 24 May 2024
Web link: https://forms.office.com/r/JfTuQLaGzW  

ITEM 6: Activity Reports of Commissioners and Special Mechanisms (Interventions) Deadline 24 May 2024
Web link:  https://forms.office.com/r/Z5ZpZyzK9Z  

Human Rights Situation in Africa. Deadline 24 May 2024
Web link:  https://forms.office.com/r/JHPwZ1WWeV 

Upload and e-mail Statement or Intervention to: achpr.session@africa-union.org and RichardsC@africa-union.org 

ITEM 4: PANELS AND LAUNCHES. Deadline 24 May 2024
Web link: https://forms.office.com/r/E5vP3jZt7M

PUBLIC SESSION DOCUMENTS:  79th Ordinary Session Public Documents

3rd June 2024 – Closing Ceremony - Hybrid (Public Session)

3rd June 2024 – Media Conference (Following Closing Ceremony - Public Session)

Please note that the Closing Ceremony and Media Briefing will take place on the same link; therefore participants would not need to disconnect from the meeting.

WHO: The Commissioners and the Secretariat of the ACHPR, all States Parties, Organs of the African Union, National Human Rights Institutions, International Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, and other members of the general public are invited to attend.

This Ordinary Session will be held in Hybrid format. Only members of the Commission and staff of its Secretariat will physically attend the Session in Banjul, The Gambia; while all other participants will attend the Session online using the Zoom link to be provided. Accordingly, all interested stakeholders are kindly requested to register for participation in the Session, using the link provided above, and within the deadline given.

During the 79th Ordinary Session, the Commission will focus on the following Session activities: 
i. Human Rights Situation in Africa;
ii. Consideration of State Party Reports;
iii. Discussion on Relationship and Cooperation between the ACHPR with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
iv. Consideration of Applications for Observer Status from NGOs;
v. Activity Reports of Commissioners;
vi. Panel Discussions;
vii. Consideration of Communications;
viii. Consideration of Concluding Observations;
ix. Consideration of Reports and other documents.

The Ordinary Session will be live streamed on:


The ACHPR is composed of eleven Commissioners, nationals of Member States of the African Union elected in their individual capacities. The ACHPR meets 4 (four) times a year in Ordinary Sessions, and in Extra-Ordinary Sessions, when necessary.

1. For more comments:
Mrs. Abiola Idowu-Ojo, Ag. Secretary to the Commission
Tel.: +220 747 1077; E-mail: achpr.Stcincoming@Africa-Union.Org

2. For documentation and materials, please contact:
Mrs. Coumba Sonko, Tel. +220 226 3479: E-mail: SonkoC@Africa-Union.Org
Further information on the ACHPR can be obtained from the ACHPR’s website at https://achpr.au.int .

3. For media interested in participating please contact:
Mr. Etwell Karikoga, E-mail: karikogae@africa-union.org
Ms Samantha Kambule, E-mail: kambuleS@africa-union.org

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