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ACERWC decision on nationality of Nubian children – summary

In its first ever decision, 002/Com/002/09 IHRDA and OSJI (on behalf of children of Nubian descent in Kenya) v Kenya, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child has found Kenya to have violated the rights of Nubian children to non-discrimination, nationality and protection against statelessness. IHRDA provides this pamphlet […]

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Vacancy: Child Rights Consultancy – Mar 2012

The African Children’s Charter Project Terms of Reference for a Consultant to develop a CSO strategy to promote child rights at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Background The African Children’s Charter Project (ACCP) is a four-year Project (2011 to 2014) funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), to facilitate the promotion […]

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Vacancy: Bilingual Publications and Communications Fellowships

IHRDA is a pan-african non-governmental organisation that works to promote awareness of human rights in Africa and improve the effectiveness. We envision a continent where all have access to justice, using national, African and international human rights law and mechanisms. Summarised in three key words – defend, educate, inform – IHRDA works by advising and […]

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African Charter turns 30: time to celebrate, time to reflect

On June 27 1981, OAU Heads of State and Government, meeting in Nairobi, adopted the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), thus beginning the 30 year journey of building the African Human Rights System. Keen to have an African contribution to international human rights law, the African Charter reaffirmed the indivisibility and interdependence […]

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Kenya violates African Children’s Charter as Nubian children suffer discrimination and statelessness

Kenya has been found in violation of the rights of Nubian children to non-discrimination, nationality and protection against statelessness by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. In a landmark decision issued on 25 March 2011, the Committee finalised its consideration of case (called communication) 002/2009 which Nubian children […]

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List of African Committee members 1999-2011

Names of currently serving Committee members are in italics. North Africa Mrs Dawlat Hassan (Egypt) Mme Fatima Delladj-Sebba (Algeria) Mme Amal Muhammad al-Hanqari (Libya) [Third Vice-Chair] West Africa Mrs Suzanne Aho (Togo) Mr Dirius Dialé Dore (Guinea) Mrs Dior Fall Sow (Senegal) Mr Jean-Baptiste Zoungrana (Burkina Faso) Prof. Peter Ebigbo (Nigeria) Mrs Nakpa Polo (Togo) […]

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IHRDA Statement on ACERWC-ACmHPR Cooperation and the Sentencing to Death of Minors in Sudan

16th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 8th November 2010 IHRDA Statement on ACERWC-ACmHPR Cooperation and the Sentencing to Death of Minors in Sudan The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) would like to extend its sincere gratitude […]

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