77th Ordinary Session [Public]: 20 October – 9 November 2023

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  • When
    20 Oct 2023 - 9 Nov 2023
  • Where
    Arusha, Tanzania
Add to Calendar2024-06-17 11:28:122024-06-17 11:28:12TitleDescriptionLocation African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rightsyab.kami@gmail.comAfrica/Banjulpublic

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 September 2023; 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 77th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR is scheduled to take place from Friday 20 October to Thursday 9 November, 2023.

WHAT: The 77th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights

WHEN: 20 October – 9 November 2023

     Public Session (In-person): 20 – 31 October 2023 
     Opening Ceremony: Friday, 20 October 2023, 09:00 – 11: 00 Hours (GMT)
     Monday – Saturday: 09:00 – 17:30 Hours (GMT);
 
     Private Session: 1 – 8 November 2023

Public Session: Closing Ceremony (In-person): 9 November 2023, 09:00 – 11:00 Hours (GMT)

WHERE: Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC), Arusha, Tanzania

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE: https://forms.office.com/r/tcbeg6RQ7V  Deadline 30 September 2023 
(Fill in Registration Form and e-mail to: au-banjul@africa-union.org

REGISTER TO MAKE A STATEMENT:

ITEM 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa. Deadline 30 September 2023
Web link:https://forms.office.com/r/EszfryN8zE 

ITEM 5: Activity Reports of Commissioners and Special Mechanisms (Interventions) Deadline 20 October 2023
Web link:https://forms.office.com/r/kKnPAjYwsp   

STATE PARTIES’ RIGHT TO REPLY:
ITEM 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa. Deadline 22 October 2023
Web link:https://forms.office.com/r/dhQ2RRKhRc 

Upload or e-mail Statement or Intervention to: au-banjul@africa-union.org 

REGISTER TO MAKE INTERVENTION ON PANELS & LAUNCHES:
ITEM 6: PANELS AND LAUNCHES. Deadline 30 September 2023
Web link: https://forms.office.com/r/Y2ufSstLry 

PUBLIC SESSION DOCUMENTS:
77th Ordinary Session Public Documents - https://bit.ly/45CQXun 

9 November 2023 – Closing Ceremony (Public Session)

9 November 2023 – Media Conference (Following 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.

This Ordinary Session will be physical. The Commission will focus on the following Session activities: 

i. Swearing in of newly elected Commissioner and re-elected Commissioners;
ii. Redistribution of Country Responsibilities and Re-allocation of Special Mechanisms Mandates;
iii. Human Rights Situation in Africa;
iv. Consideration of State Party Reports;
v. Consideration of Applications for Affiliate Status from NHRIs and for Observer Status from NGOs;
vi. Activity Reports of Commissioners;
vii. Panel Discussions;
viii. Consideration of Communications;
ix. Consideration of Concluding Observations;
x. 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, which may include Extra-Ordinary Sessions.

1. For more comments:
Mrs. Abiola Idowu-Ojo, Ag. Secretary to the Commission
Tel.: +220 3518796 / 7471077; E-mail: au-banjul@africa-union.org 

2. For documentation and materials, please contact:
Mr. Elliot Nsega, Tel. +220 230 4361: E-mail: nsegae@africa-union.org ; au-banjul@Africa-Union.Org
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: karikogae@africa-union.org

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