African Charter on Human and People’s Rights

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

Image Description: The Flag of the African Union. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) convened its 73rd Ordinary Session from 21 to 30 October 2022 in...
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

Image description: Woman stands with cloth covering her head in the colours of the South African flag Three decades after the end of apartheid, South Africa’s unemployment rate stands at...
Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

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

Image description: Kenyan primary school students sit on chairs and on the floor in a basic dirt-floor classroom taking lessons. On 4 March 2022 a letter from the Kenyan Ministry...
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 vagrancy laws (laws which criminalize the status of individuals as being poor,...
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 Mwita Makungu v. Tanzania. This judgment affirms states’ obligations to...
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 down its judgment in the case of Gabriel Inyang & another...
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 unanimous decision of significance to the African continent and beyond by determining that...
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 on Human and Peoples’ Rights, commenced its 48th session at its seat...
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 African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, as is required by Article...
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 others v Burkina Faso cements the case as a landmark...
A Watershed Case for African Human Rights: Mtikila and others v. Tanzania

A Watershed Case for African Human Rights: Mtikila and others v. Tanzania

Mtikila and others v. Tanzania was a watershed case heard before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Court rendered its judgement on 14 June 2013, with a...

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