The case involves collective rape and was filed on 4 Oct 2016 before the African Commission by IHRDA in collaboration with Equality Now and Association of Women’s Human Rights Lawyers. The violations took place during a military operation in 2011 where roughly fifty women were victims of collective rape in front of their husbands and children, beatings, […]
IHRDA through its theme “defend” is providing legal representation for victims of human rights violations before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission). IHRDA also represents victims at domestic level and sub – regional judicial bodies.
Please find below the list of communications we have pending before the African Commission.
On 25 Aug 2016, IHRDA and local partners in Burundi filed a case against Burundi before the ACHPR addressing extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances and torture against eight victims during and after the protests that took place in Burundi following the president’s announcement that he intended to run for a third term in April 2015. Updates 27 […]
IHRDA in collaboration with RFK Human Rights filed the case before the African Commission in December 2015 which addresses violations of the right to vote resulting from the restrictions in the political space in Ethiopia in the run up to the parliamentary elections held in May 2015, particularly the restrictions on press freedom and the […]
IHRDA and local partner Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous (MDT) filed this case on 9 August 2016 against the Republic of Guinea before the ECOWAS Court. The suit relates to acts of torture inflicted on a Guinean national by Gendarme forces in 2011 while in custody. Following the acts of torture, the victim sustained serious […]
This case was filed before the High Court of Sakania in the Katanga province of the DRC. It deals with the forced evictions of hundreds of Congolese living in the village of Kishiba. One of IHRDA’s Legal Officers went on a mission to the DRC on 13-15 October 2015 to assess progress made in the […]
We had filed this case before the ACERWC. We submitted our admissibility and merits briefs to the Committee in April 2015 and are now waiting for directions from the Committee on the next steps. The ACERWC confirmed during its ordinary session in November 2015 that it was yet to receive a response from the respondent […]
The case filed on 29 May 2014 is pending before the African Commission and was filed by the IHRDA with the support of the American Bar Association on behalf of 7 Sudanese nationals on death row. The arrests, detention, trial and conviction of the said 7 people breached international human rights standards, particularly the provisions […]
The case was initiated following the forceful eviction of the complainant from his home in Brazzaville by the Congolese Military. We submitted our admissibility brief to the African Commission but the respondent State has not responded. We were informed that a default decision will be prepared for consideration during the next session of the African […]
Brief facts Following the creation of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the movement of the Federal Capital of Nigeria from Lagos to Abuja, the Federal Government has been developing the new capital according to a development blueprint called the Abuja Master Plan (AMP). As a result of this development, demolition of homes and forced […]
Brief Facts Guy Marcellin Yambo, aged 37, went missing on 11 January 2007. On 23 January, after a fruitless search, the family was summoned to the Ouenzé 2 (Ouenzé Mandzandza) police station to be informed of Mr Yambo’s death and that his body had been transferred to the municipal mortuary. Upon identification, Mr Yambo’s body […]