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

Banjul, 3 July 2018 The “Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa” (IHRDA), in collaboration with “Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme” (RADDHO), is organizing a training and case-identification workshop from 3-5 July 2018 in Dakar, Senegal on litigating matters related to transitional justice in Africa. The workshop brings together thirty […]

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African Court recruiting English Language Reviser

28 June 2018 The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights seeks to recruit an English Language Reviser, to provide the Court with specialized services in revision and translation of Court documents from French into English languages. Among other criteria, candidates must have: A minimum of an Advanced University degree (Masters or equivalent) in languages, letters, […]

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African Court recruiting French Language Reviser

28 June 2018 The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights seeks to recruit a French Language Reviser, to provide the Court with specialized services in revision and translation of Court documents from English into French  languages. Among other criteria, candidates must have: A minimum of an Advanced University degree (Masters or equivalent) in languages, […]

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Legal action filed against Gambian Ex-Dictator by survivors of bogus HIV and AIDS “Cure” seeking compensation, recognition of human rights abuses in Gambian Courts, with support of IHRDA, Aids-Free World

May 31, 2018 – Three survivors of Yahya Jammeh’s fraudulent and destructive HIV and AIDS “treatment programme” have today filed a legal action in the High Court of The Gambia. Fatou Jatta, Ousman Sowe, and Lamin “Moko” Ceesay are suing the former Gambian president. They are seeking financial damages for harm suffered and a declaration […]

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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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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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