Archive | Decided Cases

Please find below a list of cases/communications that have been decided either before National or African judicial bodies.

Press Release: IHRDA, WARDC obtain favourable judgment against Nigeria in “Mary Sunday” domestic violence case

Banjul, 17 May 2018: The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Court) 17 May 2018 handed-down its judgment in favour of the complainants in suit noECW/CCJ/APP/26/15WARDC & IHRDA (on behalf of Mary Sunday) v Nigeria. The case was filed before the ECOWAS Court in August 2015 by the […]

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Press Release: IHRDA, APDF obtain favourable judgment against Mali in first case before the African Court applying provisions of Maputo Protocol

Banjul, 11 May 2018: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) today 11 May 2018 handed-down its judgment in favour of the complainants in “Application 046/2016 – APDF & IHRDA v. Republic of Mali”, case alleging inconsistency of certain provisions of the Malian Persons and Family Code with provisions of the Protocol to […]

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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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Questions and Answers: The Kilwa Massacre and the Landmark Decision of the African Commission of Human and Peoples Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has issued a landmark decision that found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country. Amongst other collective reparations, it granted landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims […]

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African Commission: Landmark $2.5 Million Award to DR Congo Massacre Victims; Anvil Mining rebuked for its role in Kilwa killings; New criminal investigation ordered

 (Banjul, The Gambia, 4 August, 2017) – The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country, and granted landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims and their […]

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Press Release: IHRDA & MDT sue Republic of Guinea before ECOWAS Court concerning death of refugee in custody

Banjul, 23 September 2016 Thursday, 22 September 2016, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and the Guinea-based non-governmental organization Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous (MDT) filed another suit against the Republic of Guinea before the Court of Justice for the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Court). The suit […]

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Updates on Implementation of African Commission’s Recommendations in the case ‘Malawi African Association & others v. Mauritania’

As implementation of judgments in the African regional system remains primordial concern in our work, IHRDA and partners (Open Society Justice Initiative – OSJI, and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme, (AMDH) forged ahead with efforts to ensure that government of Mauritania comply with the African Commission’s recommendations in the case of Malawi Africa Association, […]

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