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IHRDA Recruiting Legal Interns/Fellows to support the “Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations”

Banjul,  14 December 2017 Positions: Legal Interns / Fellows Overview Within the context of its project to support the documentation of human rights violations committed by the Yahya Jammeh regime in The Gambia, and to facilitate advocacy for accountability and redress to survivors, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) seeks to recruit […]

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International Human Rights Law in Judicial Practice: IHRDA Organizes Refresher Course for Gambia Magistrates

Banjul, 13 December 2017 The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), in collaboration with the Gambia Judiciary, is organizing a two-day refresher course for Magistrates in the Gambia, with focus on the application of international human rights law in judicial practice. The workshop that runs from 13-14 December 2017 brings together thirty […]

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Communiqué: ACERWC hears communication 006/Com/002/2015: IHRDA & FGI (on behalf of TFA) V. Cameroon

Banjul, 11 December 2017 The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) is today considering communication 006/Com/002/2015: Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and Finders’ Group Initiative (on behalf of TFA, minor) V. Republic of Cameroon. By the facts of the case, TFA, a minor, was raped […]

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Commemorating Human Rights Day 2017: Statement of IHRDA

Banjul, 8 December 2017 December 10, 2017 marks the commemoration of Human Rights Day 2017, during which activities marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) will be launched with the slogan “Stand Up 4 Human Rights”. The inception of the UDHR and other human rights treaties has contributed immensely to […]

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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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