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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Human rights strategic litigation: IHRDA, ANDDH organize training, case-identification workshop for Niger lawyers, CSOs

Banjul, 16 August 2018 The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), in collaboration with Association Nigérienne de Défense des Droits de L’Homme (ANDDH), is organizing a human rights strategic litigation training and case-identification workshop from 15-17 August 2018 with thirty lawyers and activists in Niger. The workshop seeks to equip local human […]

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International Human Rights Law in Judicial Practice: IHRDA / ANDDH Organize Refresher Course for Niger Magistrates

Banjul, 13 August 2018 The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), in collaboration with Association Nigérienne de Défense des Droits de L’Homme (ANDDH), is organizing a refresher course from 13-14 August 2018 for twenty-five Magistrates in Niger, with focus on the application of international human rights law in judicial practice. The course […]

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CHR, IHRDA, LHRC sue Tanzania before African Court for failing to protect persons with albinism

27 July 2018: The Centre for Human Rights – University of Pretoria (CHR), the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), and the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) have sued the United Republic of Tanzania before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights for its failure to ensure adequate protection of […]

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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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