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, 4 April 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 75th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR is scheduled to take place from Wednesday 3 to Tuesday 23 May, 2023.
WHAT: The 75th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights
WHEN: 3 – 23 May 2023
Public Session (Hybrid): 3 – 13 May 2023
Opening Ceremony: Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 09:00 – 11: 30 Hours (GMT)
3, 4, & 6 May: 09:00 – 17:30 Hours (GMT)
Fridays: 09:00 – 13:00 Hours
Sundays: 14:30 – 17:30 Hours
8-13 May: 09:00 – 14:00 Hours
Private Session: 14 – 22 May 2023
Public Session: Closing Ceremony (Hybrid): 23 May 2023, 10:00 – 11:30 Hours (GMT)
WHERE: Banjul, The Gambia
REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9HFjHBQvTBeva3bt0x1Mzw Deadline 14 April 2023
REGISTER TO MAKE A STATEMENT:
ITEM 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa - Deadline 20 April 2023
Web link: https://forms.office.com/r/YqcwXMPmMP
ITEM 5: Activity Reports of Commissioners and Special Mechanisms (Interventions) - Deadline 24 April 2023
Web link: https://forms.office.com/r/RQvfM6mnRB
STATE PARTIES’ RIGHT TO REPLY:
ITEM 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa - Deadline 9 May 2023
REGISTER TO MAKE INTERVENTION ON PANELS & LAUNCHES:
ITEM 6: Panels and Launches - Deadline 24 April 2023
PUBLIC SESSION DOCUMENTS: 75th Ordinary Session Public Documents
23 May 2023 – Closing Ceremony - Hybrid (Public Session)
23 May 2023 – Media Conference (Following Closing Ceremony - Public Session)
Please note the Closing Ceremony and Media Briefing will take place on the same Link, participants do 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 Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and other members of the general public are invited to attend.
This Ordinary Session will be Hybrid; participants who wish to attend physically, are required to so indicate upon registration. All participants are advised to register within the deadline given. 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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgwJmiMTr59J0jYZJJtfzuw
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, and in Extra-Ordinary Sessions, when necessary.
1. For more comments:
Ms. Lindiwe Khumalo, Ag. Secretary to the Commission
Tel.: +220 3518796 / 3861440; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. For documentation and materials, please contact:
Mr. Elliot Nsega, Tel. +220 230 4361: E-mail: email@example.com
Further information on the ACHPR can be obtained from the ACHPR’s website at www.achpr.org.
3. For media interested in participating please contact:
Mr. Etwell Karikoga, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org