Archive | Publications

IHRDA through its theme “inform”,also publishes books, cases on the African Human Right Case Law Analyser and Statements that are read during the Ordinary Sessions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights. Access to information is one of the most important element in the promotion and protection of human rights. Hence we are playing our role to inform.

A Human Rights Defender’s Guide to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

This book  retraces the evolution of the African Commission’s protection of human rights defenders as evidenced by its case law, statements, urgent appeals and resolutions. This is the first volume to analyse all the interventions of the commission on violations committed against all types of human rights defenders including lawyers, journalists,opposition politicians, pro-democracy activists, relatives […]

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Legal Aid in The Gambia

Legal aid in The Gambia: An introduction to law and practice Access to justice is a fundamental human right. Legal aid is all about providing legal assistance to indigent people to protect their fundamental rights and obtain a fair hearing. IHRDA is pleased to be at the forefront of advocacy for legal aid in The […]

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ACERWC decision on nationality of Nubian children – summary

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 of Nubian children to non-discrimination, nationality and protection against statelessness. IHRDA provides this pamphlet […]

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Mauritanie: l’identité, la justice et les déportations de 1989

IHRDA and Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) are publishing an edited book whose primary aim is to chronicle a tragic phase of massive deportations and human rights violations (1986-1992) in Mauritanian history, its causes and context, the efforts at seeking justice thereafter in international law, and the struggle for implementation of the decision of African Commission […]

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Decisions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on Communications 2002-2007

This volume collects the decisions extracted from the ACmHPR’s annual activity reports: namely the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th and 21st. It contains 38 separate decisions, which, taken together, form an important record of the development of the procedures of the African Commission and contain key interpretations of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ […]

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Recueil Africain des Décisions des Droits Humains – 2000

This publication is a collection of human rights decisions of: Human rights treaty bodies of the United Nations ; African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights ; National courts of the African countries. The publication is available in French only and is published by IHRDA and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria under […]

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