Archive | African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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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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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Human rights defenders appeal for direct access to the African Court

Human rights defenders appeal for direct access to the African Court Human rights defenders attending a conference to promote the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Malawi have called for concerted efforts to ensure that individuals and NGOs have direct access to the African Court. The conference participants were addressing the major obstacles […]

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