The African Court Issues Historic Decision Demanding An End To Libyan Aggression

Protesters urge European, UN support for the Libyan rebel movement. Courtesy of William Murphy.

On March 25, 2010, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights ordered the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Libya) to comply with provisional measures in response to reports of serious and widespread abuses of human rights enshrined in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Banjul Charter). The allegations relate to maneuvers [Read More…]

Bringing Hissène Habré to Justice: Senegal to Create a Special Tribunal in Compliance with ECOWAS Court Judgment

Widows protest in N’Djamena, Chad, calling for Habré to be brought to justice. Courtesy of Madjiasra Nako/IRIN.

Senegal has agreed to comply with a recent decision of the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by creating an ad hoc special tribunal to try former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. This move, unforeseen in light of Senegal’s initial response to the decision, follows a meeting between the Senegalese [Read More…]

ECOWAS Community Court of Justice Ruling Holds the Government of Nigeria Accountable for Fulfilling the Right to Education despite Corruption

Boys attending primary school in Nigeria. By Dolapo Faiola.

The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ordered the government of Nigeria to replenish a shortage of funds in its education sector so that it may fulfill its obligation under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Banjul Charter) to provide free and compulsory basic education to [Read More…]