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"Côtexit" from Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
On 29th April, Côte d’Ivoire announced its withdrawal from the special declaration of jurisdiction provided under Article 34(6) of the ‘Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and (More)
Third Circuit Court rules single attack on gay man sufficient for asylum claim
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday that a petitioner who fled Ghana to the US after he was assaulted and threatened by his father and neighbors for his sexuality is eligible for asylum.Petitioner had been in a same-sex re (More)
UN rights experts warn UK against using terrorism legislation to prosecute peaceful protesters
UN rights experts on Wednesday urged the UK not to use security and terrorism-related legislation to prosecute a group a peaceful protesters who attempted to block a deportation flight.In March 2017 a group of 15 protesters cut through a south-ea (More)
Madagascar accused of unjust and excessive pre-trial detention
Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Madagascar of an "unjustified, excessive, prolonged and otherwise abusive use of pre-trial detention."The law in Madagascar allows pre-trial detentions to last as long as 5.5 years for adults and 2.75 year (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 April 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A US federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Liberian commander known as "Jungle Jabbah" to 30 years in prison for defrauding the US immigration authorities and lying about his role duri (More)
UN rights expert urges Ghana to address growing inequality, poverty
After a 10 day visit to Ghana, the UN Special Rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights released a preliminary report Wednesday urging Ghana to address growing inequality and poverty.The full report will be forthcoming in June and focuses (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 13 January 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Luxembourg Court of Cassation on Thursday reversed the conviction of "LuxLeaks" whistleblower Antoine Deltour who had leaked thousands of documents revealing tax breaks for major companie (More)
HRW: Ghana's LGBT individuals are effectively 'second-class' citizens
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a 72-page report on Monday documenting widespread discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individuals in Ghana both in public and private or family settings.The report, titled "No Ch (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 30 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A Vietnamese Court began issuing verdicts and sentences Friday in an ongoing anti-corruption case for members of Ocean Bank, with former CEO Nguyen Xuan Son being sentenced to death for embez (More)
International tribunal rules for Ghana in Ivory Coast maritime boundary dispute
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ruled Saturday in favor of Ghana in a lengthy maritime dispute between with the Ivory Coast.The case, which was brought to the international body by Ghana in 2014, was an attempt to clarify the b (More)
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