Agenda of the 24th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR


African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights


22-30 October 1998 - Banjul, The Gambia


1. Opening Ceremony (public session)

2. Adoption of the Agenda (private session)

3. Organisation of work (private session)

4. Introductory Note of the Secretary on the activities of the Commission (public session)

5. Observers : (public session)

  1. Statements by State Delegates.
  2. Relationship and co-operation between the Commission and NGOs

6. Periodic Reports

  1. Amendment of guidelines for the preparation of State Parties’ periodic reports (public session)
  2. Consideration of Initial reports (public session)
  1. Chad
  2. Seychelles

7. The setting up of an Early intervention Mechanism in cases of massive human rights violations.(Public session)

8. Promotional Activities (public session).

  1. Activity report of Commissioners
  2. Human Rights situation in Africa
  3. Examination of the report of the Special Rapporteur on summary, arbitrary and extra-judicial executions
  4. Examination of the report of the Special Rapporteur on prisons and conditions of detention in Africa
  5. Examination of the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of women in Africa
  6. Discussion of the Draft Additional Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa
  7. Co-operation between the Commission and the national human rights institutions
  8. Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  9. Organisation of Seminars and Conferences

9. Review of some provisions of the African Charter in the light of the Protocol establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

10. Review and Newsletter of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

11. The issue of incompatibility of the membership of the Commission

12. Protective Activities (private session)

  1. Consideration of the Mission report to Nigeria
  2. Follow up of Mission reports to Senegal, Mauritania and Togo
  3. Consideration of communications

13. Administrative and financial matters (private session)

  1. Report of the Chairman
  2. Financial situation and functioning of the Secretariat
  3. The issue of the construction of the headquaters
  4. Participation of the Commission in certain activities of the OAU

14. Evaluation of the Implementation of the Mauritius Plan of Action (private session)

15. Logo of the Commission

16. Methods of work of the Commission (private session)

17. Date, venue and provisional Agenda for the 25th ordinary session

18. Any other business

19. Preparation of :

  1. The Session Report 
  2. The Final Communiqué

20. Adoption of the Session Report and the Final Communiqué (private session)

21. Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing ceremony

22. Press Conference