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ECOWAS Court makes first pronouncement on Maputo Protocol: Rules in favour of plaintiffs in case of Dorothy Njemanze & 3 Ors V Federal Republic of Nigeria

Banjul, 12 October 2017 The ECOWAS Court today, 12 October 2017, delivered its judgment in the case between Dorothy Njemanze and 3 others v The Federal Republic of Nigeria. The case centered on the violent, cruel, inhuman, degrading and discriminatory treatment the Plaintiffs suffered at the hands of law enforcement agents in Abuja Nigeria. The […]

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IHRDA Goes Greener

    The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) goes greener by using green as its logo color, by creating an ever greener, fresher and colorful surrounding of beautiful flowers at its office in Brusubi and by relying on an electrical system that is powered by solar energy.  The colour green which represents […]

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IHRDA Welcomes New Board Chair, Members

We are pleased to announce that IHRDA has a new Chair of the Board of Directors, Ms. Janet Ramatoulie Sallah-Njie. Ms Sallah-Njie, is a well-respected Gambian legal practitioner and runs her own law firm, Torodo Chambers. The Founding President of the Female Lawyers Association of The Gambia (FLAG), Ms Sallah-Njie has invested over two decades […]

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Vacancy: Executive Director

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) is seeking to recruit an Executive Director with vision and strategic thinking, experience in working with the African human rights system and management strengths. The Executive Director will provide strategic direction and professional leadership, sustaining and building on IHRDA’s unique contribution to the human rights […]

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Vacancy: Legal Officer

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) is seeking to recruit a Legal Officer with litigation, legal research and drafting skills, along with a knowledge of and familiarity with the African human rights system. IHRDA is looking for a highly motivated individual who demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter, while […]

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Tribute to Alpha Fall

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Alpha Fall, IHRDA’s co-founder, on 21 April 2011, in Brussels, where he was receiving medical treatment. Alpha’s contribution to human rights in Africa has been immense. After working at the Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Alpha became co-founder of […]

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Tribute to Alpha Fall

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Alpha Fall, IHRDA’s co-founder, on 21 April 2011 at a hospital in Brussels. After working at the Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, as co-founder and Executive Director of IHRDA (2003-2005), Alpha set out to sensitise Africa about the African […]

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