Archive | Decided Cases

Please find below a list of cases/communications that have been decided either before National or African judicial bodies.

Updates on Implementation of African Commission’s Recommendations in the case ‘Malawi African Association & others v. Mauritania’

As implementation of judgments in the African regional system remains primordial concern in our work, IHRDA and partners (Open Society Justice Initiative – OSJI, and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme, (AMDH) forged ahead with efforts to ensure that government of Mauritania comply with the African Commission’s recommendations in the case of Malawi Africa Association, […]

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Miscellaneous Civil Cause No 129 of 2012 between The State (Republic of Malawi) and The Second Grade Magistrate Court (Thyolo) & Malawi Prisons Service – Ex Parte Stanford Kashuga

The Child Care, Protection and Justice Act of Malawi defined a child as anyone below the age of 16, contrary to 18 as stipulated by the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, ratified by Malawi. Thus, more than 438 persons between the ages of 16 and 18 in conflict with the […]

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247/02 – IHRDA (on behalf of Jean Simbarakiye) / Democratic Republic of Congo

Brief Facts The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) filed communication 247/02 (on behalf of Jean Simbarakiya) against DRC before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR). A resolution passed by the DRC parliament warranted the termination of employment contracts of Burundians in DRC without notice or compensation. Mr. Simbarakiya due […]

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242/01 Interights, IHRDA and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme / Mauritania

Brief Facts Interights, the Institute Human Rights and Development in Africa and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme filed communication 242/01 against Mauritania in April 2002. The Decree No. 2000/116.PM/MIPT of the Mauritanian Parliament lead to the dissolution of Union de forces démocratiques/Ere nouvelle (UFD/EN) the main opposition party. The State alleged that the opposition […]

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373/05 – Interights, IHRDA and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme (Review of 242/01) / Mauritania

Brief Facts The above communication is a review of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR) decision in communication 242/01 filed by Interights, IHRDA and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme against Mauritania. Issues –          Whether the ACmHPR acted infra petita;   –          Whether the decision of the commission guaranteed the requirement of […]

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293/04 Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and IHRDA / Zimbabwe

Brief Facts Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Institute for Human Right and Development in Africa (IHRDA) filed communication 293/04 before African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR) against Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean Electoral Act (Modification) No. 3 Notice of 2000 Statutory Instrument 318/2000 (Annexure 1) – Rule 31 of the Electoral (Applications, […]

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294/04 – Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and IHRDA (on behalf of Andrew Barclay Meldrum) / Zimbabwe

Brief Facts Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) (Complainant) filed communication 294/04 before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on behalf of Mr. Andrew Barclay Meldrum against Zimbabwe(Respondent). Complainant alleges that Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Zimbabwe) – Immigration Act […]

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54/91, 61/91, 98/93, 164/97 to 196/97, 210/98 – Malawi African Association, Amnesty International, Ms Sarr Diop, Union Interafricaine des Droits de l’Homme and RADDHO, Collectif des Veuves et Ayants Droit, Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme / Mauritania

Brief facts In 1983 Force de Liberation Africaine de Mauritanie (FLAM) requested to have a discourse with the government and to raise their concerns about the discriminatory nature of the President Ahmed Ould Daddah (first Mauritanian President) vision of  Arabization, when he took over in 1966.  President Ahmed Ould Daddah wanted to build a State […]

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