Archive | 2017

Season Greetings from IHRDA

22 December 2017 Dear Partners, Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends, As we round-off this year 2017, we feel a sense of duty to remember and appreciate all of you who have in various ways contributed in making our work a success. We very much appreciate all the support you provided us in our bid to make […]

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Season Greetings from IHRDA

21 December 2017 Dear Partners, Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends, As we round-off this year 2017, we feel a sense of duty to remember and appreciate all of you who have in various ways contributed in making our work a success. We very much appreciate all the support you provided us in our bid to make […]

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Ebola Survivors, Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law file a human rights violation complaint in the ECOWAS Court against the Republic of Sierra Leone

18 December, 2017 Freetown, Sierra Leone. Two survivors of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, with support from the Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law, today filed a complaint with the ECOWAS Court of Justice claiming that the Government of Sierra Leone violated its citizens’ right to life and health by mismanaging funds […]

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IHRDA Recruiting Legal Interns/Fellows to support the “Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations”

Banjul,  14 December 2017 Positions: Legal Interns / Fellows Overview Within the context of its project to support the documentation of human rights violations committed by the Yahya Jammeh regime in The Gambia, and to facilitate advocacy for accountability and redress to survivors, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) seeks to recruit […]

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International Human Rights Law in Judicial Practice: IHRDA Organizes Refresher Course for Gambia Magistrates

Banjul, 13 December 2017 The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), in collaboration with the Gambia Judiciary, is organizing a two-day refresher course for Magistrates in the Gambia, with focus on the application of international human rights law in judicial practice. The workshop that runs from 13-14 December 2017 brings together thirty […]

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Communiqué: ACERWC hears communication 006/Com/002/2015: IHRDA & FGI (on behalf of TFA) V. Cameroon

Banjul, 11 December 2017 The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) is today considering communication 006/Com/002/2015: Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and Finders’ Group Initiative (on behalf of TFA, minor) V. Republic of Cameroon. By the facts of the case, TFA, a minor, was raped […]

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Commemorating Human Rights Day 2017: Statement of IHRDA

Banjul, 8 December 2017 December 10, 2017 marks the commemoration of Human Rights Day 2017, during which activities marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) will be launched with the slogan “Stand Up 4 Human Rights”. The inception of the UDHR and other human rights treaties has contributed immensely to […]

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IHRDA decries sale of humans as slaves in Libya

Banjul, 21 November 2017 Following recent media reports on the sale of humans as slaves in Libya, IHRDA expresses dismay at the practice. This practice is in contravention of Article 5 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which stipulates that, “Every individual shall have the right to the respect of the dignity […]

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Interview on IHRDA’s commitment to defending artistic rights

9 Nov 2017 In August 2017, Arterial Network began the first regional “Artwatch Africa Response” training workshops for East African and West African lawyers, in collaboration with IHRDA. Legal Officer at IHRDA, Oludayo Fagbemi, led the workshops that aimed to improve the legal and judicial protection of, and support for, artists across Africa. This initiative […]

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