African Charter on Human and People’s Rights

Tanzania’s Colonial Relic: A Thread of Capital Punishment

Tanzania’s Colonial Relic: A Thread of Capital Punishment

The death penalty (capital punishment) is abolished in many African countries and applied under exceptional circumstances in 16 of the 30 African countries where it is retained. However, Tanzania still...
Beyond State Responsibility: The Trafigura Case and Corporate Accountability in Africa

Beyond State Responsibility: The Trafigura Case and Corporate Accountability in Africa

Over the last few decades, there has been global recognition that corporations yield considerable social, economic and political power. This recognition has been accompanied by the question of how to...
Landmark Inter-State Dispute Filed with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Landmark Inter-State Dispute Filed with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has received its first inter-state application. This is a milestone for the contentious jurisdiction of the African Court, and the latest episode...
Gender-based Violence, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Christian Values in Zambia

Gender-based Violence, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Christian Values in Zambia

Since 2019 the Sistah Sistah Foundation (SSF) has marched in protest of sexual and gender-based violence in Zambia. Zambia’s national Gender Based Violence (GBV) statistics allege that a total of...
Houses Without Land: The Strange Property Rights Phenomenon in the Kenyan Coastal Region and its Effect on coastal communities’ right to housing

Houses Without Land: The Strange Property Rights Phenomenon in the Kenyan Coastal Region and its Effect on coastal communities’ right to housing

The common law maxim cujus est solem ejus et usque ad coelum et ad inferos affirms that whoever owns a piece of land owns it all the way up to...
Uganda’s Draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023

Uganda’s Draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023

After an unsuccessful attempt to propagate the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014, the Ugandan Parliament yet again decided to reintroduce the Bill in March 2023. The Ugandan Parliament, led by...
Kenya’s Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Non-Discrimination for Sexual Minorities

Kenya’s Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Non-Discrimination for Sexual Minorities

Kenya’s Supreme Court has entrenched the right to non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in a landmark decision affirming freedom of association for LGBTIQ persons. This decision is particularly...
Zambia’s Human Rights Project is Political

Zambia’s Human Rights Project is Political

Zambia’s death penalty can be traced back to the colonial era, with the administration led by former president Frederick Chiluba (1991-2002) being the last post-independence government to sign an execution...
A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

Image Description: A Kenyan mother and her daughter are pictured close-up on their faces. The mother looks toward the camera while the child gazes elsewhere. The daughter has a developmental...
Freedom of Speech and Expression Online Reinstated in Uganda

Freedom of Speech and Expression Online Reinstated in Uganda

Image description: A group of adults are walking outdoors. One man has the Ugandan flag draped over his back. On 10 January 2023, a five-judge panel of the Constitutional Court...
Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Image Description: Ghanian military official gives speech from a podium at a regional summit with flags of West African nations behind In the case of Dr Jacob Abdulahi & 5...
Reparations for the Ogiek: A Step in the Right Direction

Reparations for the Ogiek: A Step in the Right Direction

Image description: a legislative chamber hosting a summit of the African Union In June 2022, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“ACHPR”), awarded USD 1.3 million to the...

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