Chad ex-leader brought before Senegalese Court

The former President of Chad, Hissene Habre, was forced to appear for trial in Senegal. He is accused of torture and large-scale assassinations during his term of office from 1982 to 1990. It is the first time a former Afircan leader is facing charges for human rights violations before a court in another African country. The historic proceedings, which enjoy full support by the African Union and organisations such as Human Rights Watch, are terminated to last approximately three months.

Pan African Lawyers Union takes action against Nkurunziza third run for Presidency

The Pan African Lawyers Union and the East African Civil Society Organisation's Forum filed an application at the East African Court of Justice to review the legality of Pierre Nkurunziza third run for presidential election in Burundi. The countries' constitutional court had previously approved his potential re-election, irrespective of the 2000 'Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement' and Burundi's constitution, according to which the president may only run for two five-year terms. more…

Media Freedom in Africa – Landmark ruling by the African Court!

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights delivered a historic ruling on 5/6/2015 in the case of Norbert Zongo, a Burkina Faso newspaper editor who was murdered together with 3 other people in 1998. The Court ordered Burkina Faso to resume the investigations with a view to finding, charging and trying the perpetrators. The State was also ordered to pay compensation to the spouses, children and parents of each of the four victims. The government has 6 months to report on the progress made. more…

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THE COST OF THE 2010 CONSTITUTION: COST ANALYSIS OF THE NEW GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK

This paper presented by Dr. Luis Francheschi at the KAS' Haki na Sheria forum held in Nairobi on 9th July 2015 sought to interrogate the Cost of Devolution in Kenya under the new Constitutional dispensation with particular [...] more…

Pan African Lawyers Union takes action against Nkurunziza's third run for Presidency

The Pan African Lawyers Union and the East African Civil Society Organisation's Forum filed an application at the East African Court of Justice to review the legality of Pierre Nkurunziza third run for presidential election in [...] more…

Media Freedom in Africa – Landmark ruling by the African Court!

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights delivered a historic ruling on 5th June 2015 in the case of Norbert Zongo, a Burkina Faso newspaper editor who was murdered together with 3 other people in 1998. more…

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