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IHRDA statement on threats to education by the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, ACERWC 33rd OS

Addis Abeba, 18 March 2019 Madam Chairperson, Members of the Committee, Distinguished Participants: Since the outbreak of the Anglophone socio-political crisis in Cameroon in late 2016, schools have been systematically and deliberately targeted, either overtly or allegedly, by pro-independence fighters/separatists. At first, the strategy was to call for school boycott by children, with threats and […]

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IHRDA organizes training workshop for Litigants’ Group on Transitional Justice Litigation & Advocacy before African Commission

Banjul, 29 November 2018 The “Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa” (IHRDA) is organizing a training workshop for members of the “Litigants’ Group for the Strengthening of the Protective Mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights” (the Litigants’ Group), on transitional justice litigation and advocacy before the African Commission. The […]

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Communiqué: Launching of ARTICLE 19 & IHRDA EU-funded project to strengthen human rights standards in The Gambia

Banjul, 19 November 2018 ARTICLE 19 West Africa, in partnership with IHRDA, is officially launching its European Union-funded project to strengthen human rights standards in The Gambia on 21 November 2018 at Dunda Hall, Atlantic Hotel, Banjul, The Gambia starting at 10:00am. The launch will be presided over by Hon. Mariam Jack-Denton – Speaker of the […]

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Statement of IHRDA at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the ACHPR, October 2018: Addressing the interference of AU policy organs in the independence and mandate of the ACHPR

Banjul, 26 October 2018: Madam Chairperson and Honourable Commissioners of the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights, Distinguished African State Representatives, The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa wishes to commend the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights for the great work it has done in the promotion and protection of […]

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Strategic Litigation on Transitional Justice in Africa: IHRDA organizes training & case-identification workshop with lawyers, CSOs in Anglophone Africa

Banjul, 26 September 2018 IHRDA, in collaboration with the Network of Public Interest Lawyers, School of Law, Makerere University, Uganda, is organizing a training and case-identification workshop from 26-28 September 2018 in Kampala, Uganda on litigating matters related to transitional justice in Africa. The workshop brings together thirty lawyers and civil society activists from selected […]

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IHRDA, FGI obtain ground-breaking decision in child rape case against Cameroon

Banjul, 7 September 2018: The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) has issued a ground-breaking decision in favour of the plaintiffs in “Communication 006/Com/002/2015: Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and Finders’ Group Initiative (on behalf of TFA, minor) v. Republic of Cameroon”. In the decision […]

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