Category Archives: Decided Cases
Communication 301/05: Haregewoin Gabre-Salassie and IHRDA (on behalf of Dergue Officials) v Ethiopia
A communication was filed in 2005 before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR) against the Republic of Ethiopia by Haregewoin Gabre-Salassie. IHRDA became a co-author to the communication in 2006.
The Dergue Officials are former members of the [...]
In its first ever decision, 002/Com/002/09 IHRDA and OSJI (on behalf of children of Nubian descent in Kenya) v Kenya, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and
Welfare of the Child has found Kenya to have violated the rights [...]
The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child has published its first ever decision on a communication. In the decision, issued on 22 March 2011, on communication 002/2009 IHRDA and OSJI (on behalf of children [...]Read More...
Three and a half years later: Mauritanian returnees still await restoration of citizenship documents and reparation
IHRDA Statement on World Refugee Day, June 20 2011
“… take diligent measures to replace the national identity documents of those Mauritanian citizens, which were [...]
As Africa marks the Day of the African Child, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) joins the Nubian community in Kenya to celebrate a first victory in their long struggle for citizenship. Nubian children have a [...]Read More...
Kenya violates African Children’s Charter as Nubian children suffer discrimination and statelessness
Kenya has been found in violation of the rights of Nubian children to non-discrimination, nationality and protection against statelessness by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. In a landmark decision issued on 25 [...]Read More...
The Tudun Wada community in Abuja faces possible eviction after an Abuja High Court ruling that the Right to Housing cannot be enforced in Nigeria until a specific law is passed by parliament to that effect. In a decision delivered [...]Read More...
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR) has ruled against the Mauritanian government, finding it in violation of the rights to non-discrimination and property, as well as in violation of its obligations towards the African Charter on Human [...]Read More...
294/04 Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and IHRDA (on behalf of Andrew Barclay Meldrum) / Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) 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) [...]
44th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 7-22 November 2008 in Abuja, Nigeria
Joint Public Statement of IHRDA and FONADH on the return of expelled Mauritanians to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
The Institute for Human Rights [...]