IHRDA decries sale of humans as slaves in Libya

Banjul, 21 November 2017 Following recent media reports on the sale of humans as slaves in Libya, IHRDA expresses dismay at the practice. This practice is in contravention of Article 5 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which stipulates that, “Every individual shall have the right to the respect of the dignity […]

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Interview on IHRDA’s commitment to defending artistic rights

9 Nov 2017 In August 2017, Arterial Network began the first regional “Artwatch Africa Response” training workshops for East African and West African lawyers, in collaboration with IHRDA. Legal Officer at IHRDA, Oludayo Fagbemi, led the workshops that aimed to improve the legal and judicial protection of, and support for, artists across Africa. This initiative […]

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Communiqué: IHRDA condemns arbitrary arrest of human rights defenders in Tanzania, calls for immediate release

Banjul, 24 October 2017: Following news of the unlawful arrest of thirteen (13) human rights defenders in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, on 17 October 2017, IHRDA condemns the arrest and calls on Tanzanian authorities to release the said detainees. A legal consultation convened by the “Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA)” and “Community Health Services and […]

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Lessons from FIFAfrica17: Internet Use and Human Rights

By Eric Bizimana 17 October 2017 The Internet enables individuals to exercise their rights across national borders and it is increasingly playing an important role in daily life such as in education, mobile transactions, medicine, technology, denouncing human rights violations, debating government policies, etc. The online sharing of information can be done with a relative […]

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IHRDA promotes the African human rights system in Sweden

16 October 2017 IHRDA on Friday 13 October 2017 did a presentation on the African human rights system in a seminar organised by the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights” in Sweden. The main focus of the seminar was on understanding why and how the international community supports the African and the Inter-American human rights systems, […]

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Kadiatou Siby v Souleymane Siby, Tribunal de Grande Instance, Commune IV, Bamako District – Mali

In June 2016, IHRDA began collaborating with Malian NGO APDF to provide legal support to Kadiatou Siby, a widow whose right to inherit her husband’s property was violated by her brother-in-law, Souleymane Siby. Kadiatou’s husband died in 2013, and following her refusal to marry her husband’s brother, her family-in-law chased her from her home, and […]

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ECOWAS Court makes first pronouncement on Maputo Protocol: Rules in favour of plaintiffs in case of Dorothy Njemanze & 3 Ors V Federal Republic of Nigeria

Banjul, 12 October 2017 The ECOWAS Court today, 12 October 2017, delivered its judgment in the case between Dorothy Njemanze and 3 others v The Federal Republic of Nigeria. The case centered on the violent, cruel, inhuman, degrading and discriminatory treatment the Plaintiffs suffered at the hands of law enforcement agents in Abuja Nigeria. The […]

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