Archive | Statements

Legal action filed against Gambian Ex-Dictator by survivors of bogus HIV and AIDS “Cure” seeking compensation, recognition of human rights abuses in Gambian Courts, with support of IHRDA, Aids-Free World

May 31, 2018 – Three survivors of Yahya Jammeh’s fraudulent and destructive HIV and AIDS “treatment programme” have today filed a legal action in the High Court of The Gambia. Fatou Jatta, Ousman Sowe, and Lamin “Moko” Ceesay are suing the former Gambian president. They are seeking financial damages for harm suffered and a declaration […]

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IHRDA, APDF obtain another favourable judgment against Mali in gender-based violence case before ECOWAS Court

Banjul, 28 May 2018: The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Court) 21 May 2018 handed-down its judgment in favour of the complainants in suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/35/17 Aminata Diantou Diane (represented by APDF & IHRDA) v Mali. The case was filed before the ECOWAS Court in September 2017 by […]

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IHRDA, Equality Now and partners sue Sierra Leone before ECOWAS Court for upholding policy that violates right to education of pregnant girls

Banjul, 17/05/2018 – The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), international women’s rights organisation Equality Now, and various human rights organizations in Sierra Leone have filed a legal case at the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Court) in Abuja, Nigeria, seeking to lift the ban on pregnant school girls […]

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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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Press Release: CSOs Call for AU Member States to Support the Adoption of Protocol on the Right to a Nationality in Africa

Banjul, 7 May 2018 “African States should seize the opportunity to set clear standards on the recognition of nationality and the eradication of statelessness”, urged a coaltion of African civil society organisations working on the issue. Member States are meeting in Abidjan, 7-11 May 2018, to discuss the text of a draft protocol to the […]

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Statement of IHRDA on the September 28 case in Guinea, at the 62nd Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

Nouakchott, Mauritania – 26 April 2018 Your Excellency the Honorable Chairperson of ACHPR Honorable Commissioners, Ladies and Gentlemen, On 28 September 2009, the leaders of the “Forces Vives” summoned their militants to the Stadium in order to express their disapproval of Mr.Moussa Dadis Camara’s candidacy for the January 2010 Presidential Election. That bloody Monday and […]

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Statement by IHRDA on the status of implementation of the agreement between Malawi and IHRDA in the Malawi Children’s Case – 31st Ordinary Session of the ACERWC

Bamako, Mali – 25 April 2018 In 2014, IHRDA had filed a case against Malawi before the ACERWC, challenging the definition of child in Malawi’s Constitution. At that time, Section 23(6) of the Constitution of Malawi defined a child as a person under the age of sixteen (16), in contravention of article 2 of the […]

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Statement by IHRDA on the increasing rate of child trafficking in Cameroon and many other African countries at the 31st Ordinary Session of the ACERWC, Bamako, Mali 

24 April 2018 Madam Chairperson, Members of the Committee, Distinguished Participants; We wish to bring to the attention of the Committee our concern on the issue of child trafficking notably in Cameroon and in many African countries. Child Kidnapping and Trafficking has increased in Central African states especially Cameroon over the past few years.  Many […]

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