Archive | May, 2018

Press Release: IHRDA, APDF obtain another favourable judgment against Mali in gender-based violence case before ECOWAS Court

Banjul, 28 May 2018: The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Court) 21 May 2018 handed-down its judgment in favour of the complainants in suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/35/17 Aminata Diantou Diane (represented by APDF & IHRDA) v Mali. The case was filed before the ECOWAS Court in September 2017 by […]

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IHRDA, Equality Now and partners sue Sierra Leone before ECOWAS Court for upholding policy that violates right to education of pregnant girls

Banjul, 17/05/2018 – The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), international women’s rights organisation Equality Now, and various human rights organizations in Sierra Leone have filed a legal case at the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Court) in Abuja, Nigeria, seeking to lift the ban on pregnant school girls […]

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Press Release: IHRDA, WARDC obtain favourable judgment against Nigeria in “Mary Sunday” domestic violence case

Banjul, 17 May 2018: The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Court) 17 May 2018 handed-down its judgment in favour of the complainants in suit noECW/CCJ/APP/26/15WARDC & IHRDA (on behalf of Mary Sunday) v Nigeria. The case was filed before the ECOWAS Court in August 2015 by the […]

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Press Release: IHRDA, APDF obtain favourable judgment against Mali in first case before the African Court applying provisions of Maputo Protocol

Banjul, 11 May 2018: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) today 11 May 2018 handed-down its judgment in favour of the complainants in “Application 046/2016 – APDF & IHRDA v. Republic of Mali”, case alleging inconsistency of certain provisions of the Malian Persons and Family Code with provisions of the Protocol to […]

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Press Release: CSOs Call for AU Member States to Support the Adoption of Protocol on the Right to a Nationality in Africa

Banjul, 7 May 2018 “African States should seize the opportunity to set clear standards on the recognition of nationality and the eradication of statelessness”, urged a coaltion of African civil society organisations working on the issue. Member States are meeting in Abidjan, 7-11 May 2018, to discuss the text of a draft protocol to the […]

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