Catherine Dupe Atoki / Commissioner


Honourable Colleagues, this Report outlines the activities I undertook as Commissioner during the intersession from May to November 2011

1. On 11 July 2011, I participated as a Judge in the 20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Pretoria, South Africa. The Moot Court was organised by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in the Republic of South Africa.

2. From 26 to 27 August 2011, in Dakar, Senegal, I participated in a meeting with Open Society - East Africa on the preparation for the ‘30th Anniversary Celebrations of the African Charter’, in Dakar, Senegal. The meeting examined a ‘Report on the Implementation of the African Charter, 30 years After its Adoption’, and also assessed progress of activities marking the celebrations of the Anniversary.

3. From 5 to 6 October 2011, I also attended in Nairobi, Kenya, a ‘Validation Meeting of the Report of the African Commission on the Implementation of the African Charter 30 years After its Adoption,’ organised in partnership with the Open Society - East Africa. The Report focused on the obligations of States Parties to the African Charter and the measures adopted by the African Commission to support Member States in fulfilling their obligations under the Charter.

4. On 24 September 2011, at the invitation of the Nigerian Bar Association, I participated in a panel discussion on: ‘Litigating Before the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights,’ on the occasion of the 51st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association.