Archive | December 6, 2018

Case of mass rape, killing and looting in Minova, against DRC

We filed the communication before the ACHPR on 2 October 2018. The violations in this case occurred during military operations in a battle between DRC soldiers and rebels in November 2012. The case was filed on behalf of 1016 victims, including 115 women and 33 girls, who suffered many violations (torture, rape, killings, looting etc.) perpetrated […]

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Case of torture resulting in miscarriage, against DRC

We filed the complaint before the ACHPR on 24 September 2018. The case pertains to police arrest and torture of Cathy Basongo (member of the civil society group called Filimbi) in September 2016 following a sit-down protest organized by Filimbi to pressurize the electoral commission to publish the electoral calendar. During the incident, she was severely […]

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Gambia Public Order Act case

In September 2018, IHRDA filed a case against The Gambia before the ACHPR, challenging certain provisions of the Public Order Act which are in contravention of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights concerning the rights of freedom of assembly, association and expression.

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