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Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

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Reparations for the Ogiek: A Step in the Right Direction

Reparations for the Ogiek: A Step in the Right Direction

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A Promising New Dawn: The African Commission’s General Comment 7 on Social Services

A Promising New Dawn: The African Commission’s General Comment 7 on Social Services

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The impact of South Africa’s employment law reform on the right to work of non-citizens

The impact of South Africa’s employment law reform on the right to work of non-citizens

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Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

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African Human Rights Court holds vagrancy laws incompatible with African human rights instruments

African Human Rights Court holds vagrancy laws incompatible with African human rights instruments

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 4 December 2020, delivered a historic Advisory Opinion against ...
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Affirms the Right to Access Documents Necessary for Appeals

African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Affirms the Right to Access Documents Necessary for Appeals

On 7 December 2018, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights delivered its judgment in the case of Mgosi ...
ECOWAS Court Rules that use of Military Tribunals to Prosecute Civilians in Nigeria Violates Right to Fair Trial

ECOWAS Court Rules that use of Military Tribunals to Prosecute Civilians in Nigeria Violates Right to Fair Trial

On 29 June 2018 the Court of Justice for the Economic Community of West African States (‘ECOWAS Court’) handed ...
Anudo v Tanzania: The African Court Recognises the Right to Nationality under Customary International Law

Anudo v Tanzania: The African Court Recognises the Right to Nationality under Customary International Law

During the recently concluded 48th Ordinary Session, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights delivered a ...
Developments from the 48th Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Developments from the 48th Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

In the last week of February 2018, Africa’s principal human and peoples’ rights judicial organ, the African Court ...
One More Step Towards Human Rights Protection: Tunisia Allows Direct Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

One More Step Towards Human Rights Protection: Tunisia Allows Direct Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

On 16th April 2017, the Republic of Tunisia signed a declaration allowing individuals and NGOs to access the ...
Another first: Reparations Awarded to Victims at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Another first: Reparations Awarded to Victims at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The recent award of reparations by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to the applicants in Zongo and ...

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