Archive | September 30, 2013

Communications: 54/91, 61/91, 98/93,164/97,196/97, 210/98/Mauritania

Close to 100,000 black Mauritanians were forcibly expelled to Senegal and Mali by the then Mauritanian Government, after being stripped of proof of their citizenship. These expulsions were carried out in the wake of long-standing ethnic tensions between Arab and black Mauritanians, systematic violations of human rights and ethnic discrimination. The victims were condemned to […]

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IHRDA and Open Society Justice Initiative on behalf of Children of Kenya of Nubian Descent in Kenya v The Government of Kenya- Decision: No 002/Com/002/2009

This is the first decision of its kind to be delivered by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the ACERWC) since its inception on the 21 of July 2001. Firstly, the African Committee is the only body globally which is specialized designed to protect and defend children’s rights; […]

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In 2005 on Communication 301/05: Haregewoin Gabre-Salassie and IHRDA (on behalf of Dergue Officials) v Ethiopia)

In this communication the Respondents claimed that IHRDA is not eligible to file a communication on behalf of Ethiopians because, IHRDA is not based in Ethiopia. The African Commission held that  citizenship is not a requirement once  the alledged violations are based on rights enshrined in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The […]

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247/02 – IHRDA (on behalf of Jean Simbarakiye) / Democratic Republic of Congo

Brief Facts The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) filed communication 247/02 (on behalf of Jean Simbarakiya) against DRC before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR). A resolution passed by the DRC parliament warranted the termination of employment contracts of Burundians in DRC without notice or compensation. Mr. Simbarakiya due […]

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242/01 Interights, IHRDA and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme / Mauritania

Brief Facts Interights, the Institute Human Rights and Development in Africa and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme filed communication 242/01 against Mauritania in April 2002. The Decree No. 2000/116.PM/MIPT of the Mauritanian Parliament lead to the dissolution of Union de forces démocratiques/Ere nouvelle (UFD/EN) the main opposition party. The State alleged that the opposition […]

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373/05 – Interights, IHRDA and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme (Review of 242/01) / Mauritania

Brief Facts The above communication is a review of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR) decision in communication 242/01 filed by Interights, IHRDA and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme against Mauritania. Issues –          Whether the ACmHPR acted infra petita;   –          Whether the decision of the commission guaranteed the requirement of […]

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293/04 Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and IHRDA / Zimbabwe

Brief Facts Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Institute for Human Right and Development in Africa (IHRDA) filed communication 293/04 before African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR) against Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean Electoral Act (Modification) No. 3 Notice of 2000 Statutory Instrument 318/2000 (Annexure 1) – Rule 31 of the Electoral (Applications, […]

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294/04 – Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and IHRDA (on behalf of Andrew Barclay Meldrum) / Zimbabwe

Brief Facts Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights 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). Complainant alleges that Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Zimbabwe) – Immigration Act […]

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