Archive | Decided Cases

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

Case of death of refugee in custody, before the ECOWAS Court against Guinea

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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Miscellaneous Civil Cause No 129 of 2012 between The State (Republic of Malawi) and The Second Grade Magistrate Court (Thyolo) & Malawi Prisons Service – Ex Parte Stanford Kashuga

The Child Care, Protection and Justice Act of Malawi defined a child as anyone below the age of 16, contrary to 18 as stipulated by the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, ratified by Malawi. Thus, more than 438 persons between the ages of 16 and 18 in conflict with the […]

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IHRDA and FGI (on behalf of TFA, a minor) v Cameroon

TFA, a minor, was raped in Bamenda in the North West Region of Cameroon in 2012. Despite compelling medical evidence that the girl was raped, the authorities in Cameroon did not carry out an effective investigation into the incident or prosecute the perpetrator. We filed our admissibility and merits briefs before the African Committee of […]

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Motion on Notice brought by Four Nigerian Women at the ECOWAS Court and Respondent’s Statement of Defence represented by IHRDA & others

The case of the four Nigerian women who sued the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice was slated for today  the 11th of March, 2015 but has been adjourned to 24th April, 2015 for hearing of the Motion on Notice for default Judgment. Harassed Women Ask ECOWAS Court […]

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Harassed Women Ask ECOWAS Court to Enter Judgment in their Favour Represented by IHRDA and Others

Four Nigerian women who sued the Abuja Environment Protection Board (AEPB), the Nigerian Police, the Nigerian Army and other government security agencies working for AEPB at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice, have asked the court to give judgment in their favour. The women – Dorothy Njemanze, Edu Oroko, […]

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247/02 – IHRDA (on behalf of Jean Simbarakiye) / Democratic Republic of Congo

Brief Facts The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) filed communication 247/02 (on behalf of Jean Simbarakiya) against DRC before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR). A resolution passed by the DRC parliament warranted the termination of employment contracts of Burundians in DRC without notice or compensation. Mr. Simbarakiya due […]

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