Tag Archives | children’s rights

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 March 2011, the Committee finalised its consideration of case (called communication) 002/2009 which Nubian children […]

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IHRDA Statement on ACERWC-ACmHPR Cooperation and the Sentencing to Death of Minors in Sudan

16th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 8th November 2010 IHRDA Statement on ACERWC-ACmHPR Cooperation and the Sentencing to Death of Minors in Sudan The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) would like to extend its sincere gratitude […]

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Violence against children in schools

47TH Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 12th-26th May, 2010, Banjul, The Gambia Statement by the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), Plan International and Save The Children Sweden on the state of violence against children in schools. The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa […]

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Citizenship rights for children – Kenya

ACERWC Communication Article 6, especially sub-article 4, of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child guarantees the rights of every African child to a nationality at birth. Nubian children in Kenya are born stateless, and face daunting challenges convincing the Kenyan government to grant them citizenship when they come of age. […]

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Strengthening cooperation with the ACERWC

46th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, November 11th-25th 2009, Banjul, The Gambia Statement by Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, Plan International, Save the Children Sweden, partners on strengthening cooperation between the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Committee of Experts on the […]

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The Rights of the Girl Child

Statement by Plan International and IHRDA in response to the report presented by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (Agenda Item 8): The rights of the Girl Child. 46th Ordinary Session – 11th- 25th November 2009, Banjul, The Gambia Plan International and IHRDA welcome the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women […]

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Forum on the Participation of NGOs at the 44th Ordinary ACmHPR Session: Resolution on the Situation of Children’s Rights in Africa

FORUM ON THE PARTICIPATION OF NGOS AT THE 44TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION FOR HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND THE 18TH HUMAN RIGHTS BOOK FAIR 7-9 NOVEMBER 2008 IN ABUJA- NIGERIA Thematic Resolution RESOLUTION ON THE SITUATION OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN AFRICA Considering the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the […]

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