43rd Ordinary Session of ACERWC

43rd Ordinary Session ACERWC

The Committee holds two ordinary sessions each year. The duration of the session varies in each case from 10 to 15 days depending on needs and finance. The Secretary of the African Commission must communicate to the members the date and venue of the ordinary session at least 60 days ahead of the session.

The 43rd Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) is fast approaching, and it promises to be a pivotal event in the ongoing quest to safeguard and advance children's rights across the African continent. Scheduled to be held from 15th - 25th April 2024, this session will cover an array of crucial topics and reports.  Let's take a closer look at the highlights of this highly anticipated event.

Consideration of Periodic Reports

  • The Periodic Report of Malawi.

  • The Periodic Report of Mozambique

  • The Periodic Report of Niger. 

  • The Periodic Report of Rwanda. 

  • The Periodic Report of Zimbabwe. 

  • CSO Complementary Reports: The session will feature the consideration of Civil Society Organizations' (CSOs) complementary reports on the periodic reports of Zambia, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. 

The Committee will consider Communications

  • Hearing on Communication No: 0023/com/005/2022 -Incorporated Trustees Of ISH-61 Human Rights & Social Justice Initiative, Institute For Human Rights And Development In Africa, And The Centre For Human Right, University Of Pretoria Against The Republic Of Nigeria
  • Communication No: 0019/com/001/2022- Institute For Human Rights And Development In Africa And Mr. Solomon Joojo Cobbinah (On Behalf Of School-Girls Living In Villages Along The River Offin In The Ashanti Region Of Ghana) Against The Republic Of Ghana
  • Communication No:0020/Com/002/2022- Lawyers Associated for Human Rights in Africa (on behalf of Children of Jehovah’s Witnesses) against the State of Eritrea


Presentation and Discussion on Critical Topics

  • A comprehensive overview of the status of children with albinism in Africa

  • Roadmap on the Theme of year on Education
    and implementation of Agenda 2063

  • Children on the move and statelessness

Launch of ACERWC Initiatives

  • Launch of the study -  Teenage Pregnancy in Africa: Status, Progress and Challenges


The 43rd Ordinary Session of ACERWC promises to be a pivotal moment in the ongoing journey to protect and advance children's rights in Africa. With the consideration of periodic and complementary reports, discussions on critical topics, and the launch of essential initiatives and general comments, this session reaffirms the organization's dedication to the cause of safeguarding the rights and welfare of children across the African continent. We look forward to the outcomes and impact of this significant event.

For more information: https://www.acerwc.africa/en/sessions/43rd-ordinary-session

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