State Parties to the Charter are expected to submit to the Committee reports on the measures taken to give effects to the provisions of the Charter.

There are three main stages in the consideration of State party reports before the Committee: the pre-session working group stage; the plenary stage; and the concluding observations stage.

During the pre-session, the Committee identifies issues for discussion with the State party and highlights areas where information is inadequate or unavailable. This is usually convened as a private meeting where issues emanating from the State Party report are discussed, ahead of the presentation of the report.
The plenary is where the State Party Report is scheduled for examination, and the State Party is invited to send representatives to present the report and answer the African Committee’s questions in process of constructive dialogue

The concluding observations stage is the outcomes stage where the African Committee meets in a closed session to evaluate States Parties’ reports in light of whatever information is available to them about the situation in the country at issue, including external sources, and to prepare Concluding Observations highlighting progress achieved, goals and difficulties, major issues of concern, suggestions and recommendations.

The table below show State Parties Reporting Status under the Charter.

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NO Member States Date of

Ratification/ Accession

Date on which the State Party should submit its initial report Date on which the State Party should submit its periodic report Status of submission of

Initial Report

Status of submission of

Periodic Report

Status of consideration of INITIAL

Reports

Status of consideration of PERIODIC

Reports

1 Algeria 08/07/2003 24/09/2005 24/09/2008 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted Report examined at the 26th Session (16-19 November 2015) Not submitted
2 Angola 11/04/1992 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2015 Not Submitted    
3 Benin 17/04/1997 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Not submitted Not submitted    
4 Botswana 10/07/2001 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Not submitted Not submitted    
5 Burkina Faso 08/06/1992 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial submitted in 2006 Periodic

Report submitted in 2011

Considered at the 14th Ordinary Session (16-19 Nov 2009) Considered at the 21st Ordinary Session (15-19 April 2013)
6 Burundi 28/06/2004 24/08/2006 24/08/2009 Submitted on 28/08/2017 Not submitted    
7 Cameroon 05/09/1997 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial and submitted

In 2009

Periodic

Report submitted in 2015

Considered at the 18th Ordinary Session (27Nov-01 Dec 2011) To be considered at the 28th Session (October 2016)
8 Central Africa –  01/08/2016      
9 Cap Vert 20/07/1993 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Not submitted Not submitted    
10 Chad 30/03/2000 04/04/2002 04/04/2005 Initial Report submitted Not submitted    
11 Cote d’Ivoire 01/03/2002 18/06/2009 18/06/2012 Submitted Not Submitted    
12 Comoros 18/03/2004 16/04/2006 16/04/2009 Initial Report submitted Submitted    
13 Congo 08/09/2006 10/10/2008 10/10/2011 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted Report examined at the 26th Session (16-19 November 2015)  
14 Djibouti 03/01/2011 25/01/2013 25/01/2016 Not submitted Not submitted
15 Democratic

Republic of Congo

– not ratified      
16 Egypt 09/05/2001 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2008 Not submitted Considered at the 12th Ordinary Session (03-05 Nov 2008)  
17 Equatorial Guinea 20/12/2002 19/02/2005 19/02/2008 Not submitted Not submitted    
18 Eritrea 22/12/1999 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2012 Submitted To be considered at the 28th Session (October 2016)  
19 Ethiopia 02/10/2002 27/12/2004 27/12/2007 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted Considered during the 1st Extra-Ordinary Session  
20 Gabon 18/05/2007 12/06/2009 12/06/2012 Initial Report submitted in 2010 Not submitted Report examined at the 26th Session (16-19 November 2015)  
21 Gambia 14/12/2000 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Not submitted Not submitted    
22 Ghana 10/06/2005 15/07/2007 15/07/2010 Initial Report submitted in 2007 Not submitted To be considered at the 28th Session (October 2016)  
23 Guinea Bissau 19/06/2008 14/10/2010 14/10/2013 Not submitted Not submitted    
24 Guinea 27/05/1999 21/01/2002 21/01/2005 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted Considered during the 1st Extra-Ordinary Session  
25 Kenya 25/07/2000 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial & submitted

In 2007

Periodic

Report submitted in 2014

Considered at the 14th Ordinary Session (16-19 Nov 2009) Considered during the 1st Extra-Ordinary Session (6-11 Oct 2014)
26 Libya 23/09/2000 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2010 Not submitted    
27 Lesotho 27/09/1999 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted Report examined at the 26th Session (16-19 November 2015)  
28 Liberia 01/08/2007 15/07/2010 15/07/2013 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted Considered at the 24th Ordinary Session (01-06 Dec 2014)  
29 Madagascar 30/03/2005 24/06/2007 24/06/2010 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted considered at the 25th Ordinary Session (21-24 April 2015)  
30 Mali 03/06/1998 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2007 Not submitted Considered at the 14th Ordinary Session (16-19 Nov 2009)  
31 Malawi 17/09/1999 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Submitted in 2016 Not submitted To be considered during the 28th Session  
32 Mozambique 15/07/1998 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted Considered during the 1st Extra-Ordinary Session (6-11 Oct 2014)  
33 Mauritania 21/09/2005 14/12/2007` 14/12/2010 Submitted in 2016 Not submitted    
34 Mauritius 14/02/1992 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Not submitted Not submitted    
35 Namibia 23/07/2004 26/08/2006 26/08/2009 Initial Report submitted

In 2014

Not submitted considered at the 25th Ordinary Session (21-24 Avril 2015)  
36 Nigeria 23/07/2001 02/05/2005 02/05/2008 Initial Report submitted in 2006 Periodic

Report submitted in 2015

Considered at the 12th Ordinary Session (03-05 Nov 2008)  
37 Niger 11/12/1999 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2008 Not submitted Considered at the 18th Ordinary Session (27Nov-01 Dec 2011)  
38 Rwanda 11/05/2001 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial submitted in 2006 Periodic

Report submitted in 2014

considered at the 16th Ordinary Session (09-14 Nov. 2010) considered at the 25th Ordinary Session (21-24 Avril 2015)
39 South Africa 07/01/2000 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted Considered during the 1st Extra-Ordinary Session  
40 Sahraoui Arab Démocratic Republic – not ratified      
41 Senegal 29/09/1998 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2009 Not submitted Considered at the 18th Ordinary Session (27Nov-01 Dec 2011)  
42 Seychelles 13/02/1992 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Not submitted Not submitted    
43 Sierra Leone 13/05/2002 18/06/2004 18/06/2007 Submitted Not submitted To be considered at the 28th Session (October 2016)  
44 Somalia – not ratified      
45 Sao Tome& Principe – not ratified      
46 Sudan 30/07/2005 18/07/2010 18/07/2013 Initial Report submitted in 2010 Not submitted Considered at the 20th Ordinary Session (12 to 16 November 2012)  
47 South Sudan – not ratified Not submitted    
48 Swaziland 05/10/2012 06/11/2014 06/11/2017 – Not submitted Not submitted    
49 Tanzania 16/03/2003 09/05/2005 09/05/2008 Initial Report submitted in 2006 Submitted Considered at the 14th Ordinary Session (16-19 Nov 2009)  
50 Togo 05/05/1998 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2010 Not submitted Considered at the 17th Ordinary Session (22-25 March 2011)  
51 Tunisia – not ratified Not submitted    
52 Uganda 17/08/1992 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2007 Not submitted considered at the 15th Ordinary Session (15-19 March 2010)  
53 Zambia 02/12/2008 10/02/2011 10/02/2014 Not submitted Not submitted    
54 Zimbabwe 19/01/1995 29/11/2003 29/11/2006 Initial Report submitted in 2014 Not submitted considered at the 25th Ordinary Session (21-24 Avril 2015)