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IHRDA statement on threats to education by the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, ACERWC 33rd OS

Addis Abeba, 18 March 2019 Madam Chairperson, Members of the Committee, Distinguished Participants: Since the outbreak of the Anglophone socio-political crisis in Cameroon in late 2016, schools have been systematically and deliberately targeted, either overtly or allegedly, by pro-independence fighters/separatists. At first, the strategy was to call for school boycott by children, with threats and […]

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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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IHRDA organizes training workshop for Litigants’ Group on Transitional Justice Litigation & Advocacy before African Commission

Banjul, 29 November 2018 The “Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa” (IHRDA) is organizing a training workshop for members of the “Litigants’ Group for the Strengthening of the Protective Mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights” (the Litigants’ Group), on transitional justice litigation and advocacy before the African Commission. The […]

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Communiqué: Launching of ARTICLE 19 & IHRDA EU-funded project to strengthen human rights standards in The Gambia

Banjul, 19 November 2018 ARTICLE 19 West Africa, in partnership with IHRDA, is officially launching its European Union-funded project to strengthen human rights standards in The Gambia on 21 November 2018 at Dunda Hall, Atlantic Hotel, Banjul, The Gambia starting at 10:00am. The launch will be presided over by Hon. Mariam Jack-Denton – Speaker of the […]

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