Archive | December 8, 2015

Updates on Implementation of African Commission’s Recommendations in the case ‘Malawi African Association & others v. Mauritania’

As implementation of judgments in the African regional system remains primordial concern in our work, IHRDA and partners (Open Society Justice Initiative – OSJI, and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme, (AMDH) forged ahead with efforts to ensure that government of Mauritania comply with the African Commission’s recommendations in the case of Malawi Africa Association, […]

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Miscellaneous Civil Cause No 129 of 2012 between The State (Republic of Malawi) and The Second Grade Magistrate Court (Thyolo) & Malawi Prisons Service – Ex Parte Stanford Kashuga

The Child Care, Protection and Justice Act of Malawi defined a child as anyone below the age of 16, contrary to 18 as stipulated by the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, ratified by Malawi. Thus, more than 438 persons between the ages of 16 and 18 in conflict with the […]

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IHRDA and FGI (on behalf of TFA, a minor) v Cameroon

TFA, a minor, was raped in Bamenda in the North West Region of Cameroon in 2012. Despite compelling medical evidence that the girl was raped, the authorities in Cameroon did not carry out an effective investigation into the incident or prosecute the perpetrator. We filed our admissibility and merits briefs before the African Committee of […]

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Communication 470/14 – Ibrahim Almaz Deng &6Others (Represented by Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa) v. The Republic of The Sudan

The case filed on 29 May 2014 is pending before the African Commission and was filed by the IHRDA with the support of the American Bar Association on behalf of 7 Sudanese nationals on death row. The arrests, detention, trial and conviction of the said 7 people breached international human rights standards, particularly the provisions […]

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