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SUBMISSION OF STATE REPORTS

In accordance with Article 62 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, States Parties to the Charter are required to submit every two years, a report on the legislative or other measures taken, with a view to giving effect to the rights and freedoms recognised and guaranteed by the Charter.

The following Initial/Periodic State reports have been submitted to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights as per Article 62, and are hereby made public in accordance with Rule 78 of the Rules of Procedure of the African Commission:


Periodic Report of the United Republic of Tanzania. more

Periodic Report of the Republic of Sudan
arabic version
Periodic Report of the Democratic Republic of Congo. more


STATUS OF SUBMISSION OF STATES PERIODIC REPORTS
ADOPTED MISSION REPORTS
Activity Reports


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PAST SESSIONS


Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day.


Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES/EVENTS

The Gambia Police leading the march-past during the occasion of the commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day.


Dr. Mary Maboreke, Executive Secretary ACHPR, reading the statement of HE Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission during the International Day of Peace Celebration.
21-09-2010
Banjul, The Gambia | more...


A World of Peace:
"May peace happen in
this place
May peace happen irrespective of race
May peace happen in all our days
May peace attend your ways"
Remotse Kgwadi
(age 9) during the

International Day of Peace celebration
21-09-2010
Banjul, The Gambia


Remotse Kgwadi and Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo of the AUC lighting the Flame of Peace during the International Day of Peace Celebration
21-09-2010
Banjul, The Gambia


Moment of Silence being
observed during the International Day of Peace Celebra tion

Hon. Members of the Commission in private session during the 8th Extraordinary Session
22 Feb - 3 March 2010
Banjul, The Gambia



Bureaux of the two Organ: from left to right, Ag. Vice Chairperson of the ACHPR, Hon. Commissioner Reine Alapine-Gansou, Ag. Chairperson of the ACHPR Hon. Commissioner BahameTom Mukirya Nyanduga, Hon. Judge Jean Mutsinza, President of the AfCHPR and Hon. Judge Sophia Akuffo Vice-President of the AfCHPR

Interim Rules of the ACHPR

This is to inform the general public that during its 44th Ordinary Session held from 10 – 24 November 2008, in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission) finalized consideration of its Revised Rules of Procedure. The African Commission adopted the Rules as the Interim Rules of the African Commission pending a meeting with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Court) to discuss and harmonise the Rules of the two institutions. The African Commission also decided that its Rules will not come into force immediately, but will wait for the harmonization to take place.

While waiting for the meeting with the African Court, the African Commission is publishing its Rules to allow for comments and contributions from its partners and other institutions and individuals interested in the African Human Rights System in general and the work of the African Commission in particular. It is hoped that this will further enrich the Rules and enhance the work of the African Commission.

Institutions and individuals interested in making comments should forward their contributions to the following address:

The Secretary,
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
PO Box 673
Banjul
The Gambia
Tel: 220 4392 962 Fax: 220 4390 764
Email: secretary@achpr.org or achpr@achpr.org or
bsec@achpr.org

The deadline for the receipt of comments is
31st May 2009

Click here for the Interim Rules


Africa Human Rights Day Stakeholder's Round Table Discussion.
Kampala, Uganda.
21-10-08


Consultative Meeting on the Rights of Older
Persons in Africa.
2 - 3 October, 2008
Balaclava, Mauritius

 



Family picture
Cross Section of Participants at the Opening Ceremony of
the 4th Extraordinary Session
Cross Section of Participants at the 42nd Ordinary Session
Justice Yeung K. J. Y Sik Yuen one of the Newly Elected
Members of the Commission Being Sworn-in

Chairperson of the Commission Justice Sanji Mmasenono
Monageng, Delivering the Closing Speech During
the 42nd Ordinary Session

 
NEWS/UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

9th Extra-ordinary Session
23 February - 3 March, 2011
Banjul, The Gambia

Final Communique

Report of the 48th Ordinary Session

Adopted Resolutions
Meeting of the Working Group on the Death Penalty in Africa
24 - 26 March 2011
Pretoria, South Africa | press release
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - (Lots 1 – 4)
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) is the premier regional institution responsible for the promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. It was established in 1987 by the Organisation of African Unity (“the OAU”), now the African Union (“the AU”), under Article 30 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“the African Charter”) as an autonomous treaty body. Its Headquarters is located in Banjul, The Gambia.
In order to execute its core functions effectively, the ACHPR wishes to engage the services of reputable firm to provide the following services on a two year renewable contract. These are:
  • TRAVEL AGENCY SERVICES – Lot 1
  • CLEANING SERVICES– Lot 2
  • SECURITY SERVICES – Lot 3
  • WEBSITE HOSTING AND WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS SERVICES – Lot 4
For detail instructions, interested companies can download the bidding documents at www.achpr.org or contact (+220) 441 05 05/6, Fax number: (+220) - 441 05 04 or email: dorica@achpr.org on or before 21 February 2011.

NO COMPANY IS ALLOWED TO BID FOR MORE THAN ONE LOT.

Statement of the Chairperson of the ACHPR on the Occasion of Southern Sudan Referendum of 9th January 2011.
Statement on the Situation in Côte d’Ivoire
Call for Normination of Independent Expert Member from North Africa to serve on the African Commission's Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa. more... Call for Normination of Independent Expert Member from North Africa to serve on the African Commission's Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa. more...
Call for nomination of independent expert members to serve with the ACHPR’s Working Group on the Protection of Persons Living with HIV and Those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV in Africa.more...
Meeting of the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa
9 - 11 August 2010
Mauritius
| press release

Regional Conference on “The Role of the ACHPR in Promoting and Protecting Women’s Rights in Africa”
13 - 15 July, 2010
Bamako, Mali
press release | information for participants
Vacancy Announcement
Secretary to assist the Working Group on Indigenous Populations / Communities (WGIP). more...
Training Seminar on the ACHPR Complaints/Communication Procedures
7 - 11 June, 2010
Dakar, Senegal
Announcement | Information for participants
INFORMATION ON THE HOSTING OF THE 47TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSIONON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’S RIGHTS (ACHPR)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights would like to inform all State Actors, National Human Rights Institutions and Civil Society Organization that its 47th Ordinary Session initially scheduled to be held in Tunisia from 12 - 26 May 2010, will instead be held in Banjul, The Gambia at the same period.

The ACHPR, would like to apologize for any inconvenience related to this belated modification

Call for Normination of Independent Expert Members to serve on the African Commission's Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa. eng | por | ar

Regional Conference on the Death Penalty in Africa
(West and North Africa)
12 - 15 April 2010
Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Announcement / information for participants


Final Communique of the 8th Extraordinary Session
Resolution Adopted at the 8th Extra Ordinary Session
Resolution on the Political Situation in Niger

  1. 13 - 16 October 2008:
    Sensitisation and Consultative Seminar of Stakeholders on the Rights of Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa.
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  2. 28 - 30 September 2008: Brainstorming/Consultative Meeting of AU
    Organs on their Working Relations.

    Ouagadougou, Republic of Burkina Faso.
    Concept Note / Information Note
  3. 26 - 27 September 2008:
    Working Methods Workshop of the African
    Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
    (ACHPR),
    Ouagadougou, Republic of Burkina Faso
    .

    Concept Note / Information Note
Resolutions Adopted at the 4th Extraordinary Session.

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RELOCATION

This is to inform the general public that the Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has relocated to a new office premises.
Consequently, the Secretariat’s physical address, telephone and fax numbers has changed. However, the postal and email addresses currently in use remain unchanged.
The new address, telephone and fax numbers are as follows:

ADDRESS:

No. 31 Bijilo Annex Layout
Kombo North District
Western Region
The Gambia
TELEPHONE: (+220) 441 05 05; 441 05 06
FAX: (+220) 441 05 04

The Secretariat will keep you informed of any further development on its website.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.
PRESS RELEASES
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    2. Press release on the situation facing the Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana
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    3. Press release by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa on the Occasion of "Pan African Women's Day"
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    4. Press release on the promotion mission to the Republic of Tunisia.
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    5. Press release on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture .
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    6. Press release on the promotion mission to the Republic of Mozambique. More...

    7. Press release by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa on the Occasion of International Women's Day
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    8. Press release on the Liberation of Mauritanian Journalist, Mr. Hanefi Ould Dehah by the Mauritanian Authorities More...
    9. Press release by the Special Rapporteur on
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      Information in Africa in respect of the
      proposed Nigerian Press Council and the
      Practice of Journalism in Nigeria Bill 2009 More...
    10. Press release on the African Union Special
      Summit on Refugees, Returnees and
      Internally Displaced Persons, held on 22
      and 23 October 2009, Kampala, Uganda
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    11. Press release by the Special Rapporteur on
      Freedom of Expression and Access to
      Information in Africa on the continuous
      violation of freedom of expression in the
      Republic of Senegal More...

    12. Press release on the African Union Special
      Summit on Refugees, Returnees and
      Internally Displaced Persons, held on 22
      and 23 October 2009, Kampala, Uganda
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    13. Press release on the deteriorating human
      rights situation in the Republic of The
      Gambia More...
    14. Statement by the Special Rapporteur on
      the Rights of Women in Africa on the
      Occasion of Pan African Women's Day
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    15. Press Statement on the Joint Meeting
      between the ACHPR and African Court.
      More...
    16. Press Release by the Special Rapporteur on
      Freedom of Expression and Access to
      Information in Africa on the Treat,
      Harrassement and Intimidation aganist
      Journalists in Sierra Leone. More...
    17. Press Release by the Special Rapporteur on
      Freedom of Expression and Access to
      Information in Africa on the Proposed
      Decriminalization of Media Offences in
      Senegal. More...
    18. Press Release by the Special Rapporteur on
      Freedom of Expression and Access to
      Information in Africa Welcoming the Interim
      Amendents to the Kenya Communications
      (Amendment) Act 2009. More...
    19. Press Release by the Special Rapporteur on
      Freedom of Expression and Access to
      Information in Africa on the Situation of
      Freedom of Expression in The Gambia
      More...
    20. Press Release on the Decision to Suspend Thirteen International Humanitarian Organisations and the Closure of Three Non-Governmental Organisantion in Sudan.
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    21. Press Release of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Assylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa on the Situation in Sudan Pursuant to the ICC indictment of President Bashir. More...
    22. Press Release on the Occasion of the International Women's Day. More...
    23. Press Release on the Occasion of the Day of the African Woman. More...
    24. Press Release on the Promotion Mission to Ghana. More...
    25. Press Release on the Promotion Mission to Benin. More...
    26. Press Release on the Promotion Mission
      to Botswana. More...
    27. Press Release on the Commemoration
      of the Day of the African Child. More...
    28. Press Release of the African Commission
      on the Electoral Impasse in the Republic
      of Zimbabwe. More...
    29. Press Statement at the Conclusion of the
      Promotional Mission of the African
      Commission on Human and Peoples'
      Rights to the Republic of Malawi. More...
    30. Press Release on the Promotion Mission
      to Malawi. More...
    31. Press Release on the Promotion Mission
      to Zambia. More...
    32. Press Release on the Situation in
      Cameroon. More...
    33. Statement by the Chairperson of the African
      Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights,
      H. E. Honourable Justice Sanji Mmasenono
      Monageng, on the Violence in the Republic
      of Kenya. More...
    34. Statement by the Special Rapporteur on
      Refugees, Asylum Seekers, IDPs and
      Migrants on the Violence in the Republic of
      Kenya. More...
    35. World press freedom day statement by
      Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Special Rapporteur
      on Freedom of Expressionin Africa,
      3rd May 2007. More...
    36. Presa release on the situation in Guinea.
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    37. Appeal by the Chairperson of the of the
      ACHPR on the situation in theRepublic of
      Guinea. More...
    38. Press release on the harrassment
      of Mr. Jean-Paul Noël Abdi, Djibouti.
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    39. Press release on the detntion of Mr.
      Banjamin Luanda Mitsindo, DRC. More...
    40. Press Release on the Occasion of the
      International Women's Day. More...
    41. Statement by the Chairperson of the African
      Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights,
      H. E. Honourable Justice Sanji Mmasenono
      Monageng, on the Violence in the Republic
      of Kenya. More...
    42. Statement by the Special Rapporteur on
      Refugees, Asylum Seekers, IDPs and
      Migrants on the Violence in the Republic of
      Kenya. More...
    43. World press freedom day statement by
      Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Special Rapporteur
      on Freedom of Expressionin Africa,
      3rd May 2007. More...
    44. Presa release on the situation in Guinea.
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    45. Appeal by the Chairperson of the of the
      ACHPR on the situation in theRepublic of
      Guinea. More..
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    46. Press release on the harrassment
      of Mr. Jean-Paul Noël Abdi, Djibouti.
      More...
    47. Press release on the detntion of Mr.
      Banjamin Luanda Mitsindo, DRC. More...
    48. Press release on the alleged persecution
      of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe.
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    49. Press release on the situation in
      the Côte d'lvoire. More...
    50. Press release to welcome the event
      in Somalia. More...
    51. Press release on the situation in Zimbabwe.
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    52. Press release on the assassination of the
      journalist and human rights defender
      Serge Maheshe. More.
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    53. Press release on the enforced
      disappearance of human rights defenders in
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    54. Press release on the assassination of human
      rights defender, Floribert Bwana Chuy Bin
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