Archive | Pending Cases

IHRDA through its theme “defend” is providing legal representation for victims of human rights violations before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission). IHRDA also represents victims at domestic level and sub – regional judicial bodies.

Please find below the list of communications we have pending before the African Commission.

Ebola Survivors, Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law file a human rights violation complaint in the ECOWAS Court against the Republic of Sierra Leone

18 December, 2017 Freetown, Sierra Leone. Two survivors of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, with support from the Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law, today filed a complaint with the ECOWAS Court of Justice claiming that the Government of Sierra Leone violated its citizens’ right to life and health by mismanaging funds […]

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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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Case against the Democratic Republic of Congo before the African Commission, on collective rape during military operations

The case involves collective rape and was filed on 4 Oct 2016 before the African Commission by IHRDA in collaboration with Equality Now and Association of Women’s Human Rights Lawyers. The violations took place during a military operation in 2011 where roughly fifty women were victims of collective rape in front of their husbands and children, beatings, […]

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Case against Burundi before the African Commission, on extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances and torture

On 25 Aug 2016, IHRDA and local partners in Burundi filed a case against Burundi before the ACHPR addressing extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances and torture against eight victims during and after the protests that took place in Burundi following the president’s announcement that he intended to run for a third term in April 2015. Updates 27 […]

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Case against Ethiopia before the African Commission, on restriction to freedom of expression and the right to vote

IHRDA in collaboration with RFK Human Rights filed the case before the African Commission in December 2015 which addresses violations of the right to vote resulting from the restrictions in the political space in Ethiopia in the run up to the parliamentary elections held in May 2015, particularly the restrictions on press freedom and the […]

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Press Release: IHRDA & MDT sue Republic of Guinea before ECOWAS Court concerning death of refugee in custody

Banjul, 23 September 2016 Thursday, 22 September 2016, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and the Guinea-based non-governmental organization Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous (MDT) filed another suit against the Republic of Guinea before the Court of Justice for the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Court). The suit […]

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Case of torture in custody against Guinea

IHRDA and local partner Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous (MDT) filed this case on 9 August 2016 against the Republic of Guinea before the ECOWAS Court. The suit relates to acts of torture inflicted on a Guinean national by Gendarme forces in 2011 while in custody. Following the acts of torture, the victim sustained serious […]

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