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IHRDA, FGI obtain ground-breaking decision in child rape case against Cameroon

Banjul, 7 September 2018: The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) has issued a ground-breaking decision in favour of the plaintiffs in “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”. In the decision […]

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Statement by IHRDA on the increasing rate of child trafficking in Cameroon and many other African countries at the 31st Ordinary Session of the ACERWC, Bamako, Mali 

24 April 2018 Madam Chairperson, Members of the Committee, Distinguished Participants; We wish to bring to the attention of the Committee our concern on the issue of child trafficking notably in Cameroon and in many African countries. Child Kidnapping and Trafficking has increased in Central African states especially Cameroon over the past few years.  Many […]

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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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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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Strategic Litigation on Transitional Justice in Africa: IHRDA organizes training & case-identification workshop with lawyers, CSOs in Anglophone Africa

Banjul, 26 September 2018 IHRDA, in collaboration with the Network of Public Interest Lawyers, School of Law, Makerere University, Uganda, is organizing a training and case-identification workshop from 26-28 September 2018 in Kampala, Uganda on litigating matters related to transitional justice in Africa. The workshop brings together thirty lawyers and civil society activists from selected […]

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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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Lessons from FIFAfrica17: Internet Use and Human Rights

By Eric Bizimana 17 October 2017 The Internet enables individuals to exercise their rights across national borders and it is increasingly playing an important role in daily life such as in education, mobile transactions, medicine, technology, denouncing human rights violations, debating government policies, etc. The online sharing of information can be done with a relative […]

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Press Release: IHRDA Welcomes Three Newly Appointed Staff

2nd March 2015 Banjul–The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (the IHRDA) welcomes three newly appointed staff: two Legal Officers (Eric Bizimana and Oludayo Fagbemi) and a Communications and Publications Officer (Djeugoue Brice Martial). Eric Bizimana is the French Legal Officer from Burundi and holds an LLB in law (Diplôme de Licence en Droit) from […]

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