Archive | Decided Cases

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

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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Questions and Answers: The Kilwa Massacre and the Landmark Decision of the African Commission of Human and Peoples Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has issued a landmark decision that found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country. Amongst other collective reparations, it granted landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims […]

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African Commission: Landmark $2.5 Million Award to DR Congo Massacre Victims; Anvil Mining rebuked for its role in Kilwa killings; New criminal investigation ordered

 (Banjul, The Gambia, 4 August, 2017) – The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country, and granted landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims and their […]

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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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Motion on Notice brought by Four Nigerian Women at the ECOWAS Court and Respondent’s Statement of Defence represented by IHRDA & others

The case of the four Nigerian women who sued the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice was slated for today  the 11th of March, 2015 but has been adjourned to 24th April, 2015 for hearing of the Motion on Notice for default Judgment. Harassed Women Ask ECOWAS Court […]

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Harassed Women Ask ECOWAS Court to Enter Judgment in their Favour Represented by IHRDA and Others

Four Nigerian women who sued the Abuja Environment Protection Board (AEPB), the Nigerian Police, the Nigerian Army and other government security agencies working for AEPB at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice, have asked the court to give judgment in their favour. The women – Dorothy Njemanze, Edu Oroko, […]

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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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