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  • Men and Boys as Hidden Victims of Sexual Violence

    July 5, 2018

    Generally, victims of rape and other types of sexual violence are reluctant to speak out. Unfortunately, exclusion and stigmatization are the unavoidable corollary of acts of sexual violence. While there still is limited awareness, focus and advocacy on women’s rights in sexually violent circumstances, it is even less so when men are the victims of these crimes. Reflections on the male victims’ perspective to sexual violence in unrest inspired Sophia Ugwu and her team at Centre for African Justice Peace and Human Rights, a non-profit Foundation based in The Hague, to organise a Symposium on sexual violence perpetrated against the Male gender.

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  • The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Reflections on Recent Progress

    March 21, 2018

    Recent years have seen the African Court begin to find its stride. Its willingness to expand its jurisdiction and defend vulnerable groups against powerful states has shown it to be a bold court with a desire to vigorously uphold its mandate to protect human rights on the Continent. Whilst it indeed seems that the Court has the aspiration to assert itself, the fact that so few states have deposited their Special Declarations allowing individuals and NGOs direct access to the Court continues to hamper its effectiveness. The Court’s outreach efforts to engage with states and civil society in response to this paucity of Special Declarations do appear to be having some success, however, progress has been slow and the Court may have to have recourse to other means to improve state engagement in future.

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  • Database SSC Online

    October 13, 2016

    SSC online is a legal database containing an enormous collection of legal materials from India as well as from other overseas countries. SCC Online extensively covers cases of the Indian Supreme Court (1969 onwards), Privy Council (1872-1949), all Indian High Courts, Central statues, Rules Regulations, statute law huge number of scholarly articles and Secondary Legal Materials such as all twelve volumes of Constituent Assembly Debates, reports of the law commission of India. In addition to an extensive database of Indian case law, SCC Online also offers International materials, including law decisions & judgments of Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Bangladesh, South Africa & West Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, United Kingdom, Supreme Court judgments of United States & Canada, judgments of WIPO (Domain Name Decisions) from 2002 onwards, Tribunals, International law and Human Rights Treaties and Conventions. This database is published by the publisher of renowned law report Supreme Court Cases (SCC) which is today the most relied upon law report for judgment of the Supreme Court of India.

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  • Academy Reception African Foundation for International Law

    August 5, 2016

    On Thursday 28 of July 2016 for the third time, a networking reception was organized for the African participants attending the 2016 Public International Law summer courses of The Hague Academy of International Law and the African interns of The Hague Tribunals and Courts. The senior African international legal practitioners based in The Hague that were present were Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng of the International Criminal Court, Dr. Jean Pélé Fomété Deputy-Registrar of the International Criminal Court, Judge Koffi Kumelio A. Afande of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Tanzanian Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Irene F.M. Kasyanju and Mrs. Gloria Atiba-Davies who is the Victims Expert in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. According to Ms. Abdulle, the networking event is aimed at creating a forum for exchange between the African participants and senior African international legal practitioners based in The Hague.

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  • Leymah Gbowee

    Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates

    February 27, 2015

    As Africa and its diaspora commemorate fifty years of post-independence Pan-Africanism, Adekeye Adebajo’s new book ‘Africa’s Peace Makers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent’ provides profound insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950. These laureates have been variously involved in women’s rights, environmental protection, and nuclear disarmament. ‘Africa’s Peacemakers’ reveals how this remarkable collection of individuals has changed the world.

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  • Ebola and the Questions It Raises

    August 14, 2014

    On August 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan declared the West Africa Ebola crisis a “public health emergency of international concern,” saying “our collective health security depends on urgent support for containment in the affected countries”, triggering powers under the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR). The Ebola outbreak raises a number of questions. Has the WHO responded to Ebola as swiftly as it should have? Since 1976 more than 15 Ebola outbreaks have erupted in sub-Saharan Africa, so why hasn’t it been eradicated already? And what about ethical questions?

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  • ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Algeria

    ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Algeria

    August 23, 2013

    Poster published by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office containing the slogan ‘ Solidarity is at the heart of Europe’. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about the works of ECHO. Topic of this poster: Algeria – distribution of food aid to Sahrawi refugees. Image: Photograph showing Sahrawi women and child. One woman […]

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