IHRDA principal area of work is to represent, pro bono, victims of human rights violation who seek reparations in the African Human Rights System. Our legal work has led us to represent individuals and communities before several human rights instances in Africa including national courts. Since our first case in 2000 (in which we successfully represented Le Collectif des veuves et ayant-droits of Mauritania, see decision on this communication), we have continued to represent, advice and train others who wish to represent victims of human rights abuses. IHRDA was also among the legal team that won the first ever case before a child rights treaty body, the communication 002/09 IHRDA and OSJI (on behalf of children of Nubian descent) v Kenya.
We also love to share what we have learnt over the years. This is why we are writing this guide, to offer practical points to litigating before the instances of the African Human Rights System, helping complainants navigate the procedural rules and ensure a most effective litigation before the System’s key instances. The book also offers jurisprudential analysis.
ACERWC, ACmHPR, ACtHPR, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Charte africaine des droits de l’Homme et des peuples, CmADHP