June 28, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 28, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) transferred the case of Jean-Bosco Uwinkindi, former Rwandan pastor, to the Rwandan national court system. The Referral Chamber decided that Rwanda had shown its capacity to uphold a fair trial. The African Commission on Human ...[read more]
March 15, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders on Wednesday joined special rapporteurs from the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in urging governments around the world to stop reprisals against ...[read more]
February 4, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 4, 2010, the African Commission on Human and People's Rights ruled that the government of Kenya violated the rights of the Endorois people when it forcibly evicted them from their land. The Endorois are a group of about 60,000 people who were removed from their land around Lake Bogoria ...[read more]
September 25, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Minority Rights Group International (MRGI) released a report Wednesday criticizing the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights for its failure to effectively institute a court to adjudicate human rights issues on the continent. MRGI said the African Court on Human and Peoplesí Right... ...[read more]
January 25, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, the human rights arm of the African Union (AU), has cited Sudan, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo for rights violations in a unusually-critical report leaked to the press but not yet formally made public... ...[read more]
January 21, 2006
by Alexis Unkovic
The Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and People's Rights, an NGO based in South Africa, on Saturday criticized the process of nominating judges to the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights during the ongoing African Union summit in Khartoum, Sudan. The coalition said... ...[read more]
June 16, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
Leading Thursday's international brief, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights have filed an official appeal with the African Commission for Human and Peoples' Rights, the regional human rights body in Africa, to intervene in the continuing mass evictions authorized by Zimbabwe President Robert... ...[read more]

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