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African Commission: Fact-finding Mission to the Central African Republic

The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights wishes to inform the public that the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) will undertake a fact-finding mission to the Central African Republic from 10 to 15 September 2014. The mission will be conducted following reports of alleged serious and massive […]

SADC: Meeting with UNECA Delegation

On Monday September 08, 2014 SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax  received a delegation at SADC Headquarters, from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The delegation is led by Prof. Said Adejumobi. The double-pronged consultative visit from September 8 to 11, 2014 aims at discussing the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and SADC post 2020 […]

African Court: New Judges Sworn-in

At a Special Sitting of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, organized at the seat of the Court in Arusha, Tanzania, prior to the official opening of the 34th Ordinary Session of the Court, today 8 September, 2014, and in accordance with Article 16 of the Protocol establishing the Court and Rule 4(2) […]

African Court: Elects New Bureau

On 8th September 2014, at the beginning of its 34th Ordinary Session, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights elected a new Bureau for a period of two years. The Bureau is composed as follows: •    Honourable Justice Augustino S. L. Ramadhani (President) •    Honourable Lady Justice Elsie N. Thompson (Vice President) The current […]

Lesotho: chieftainship for men only

In a case brought by Senate Masupha, the first-born female child of a chief, Lesotho’s ­Constitutional Court has reiterated that daughters cannot succeed their fathers to become chiefs. The court said last week that not allowing daughters to inherit the role, based on Lesotho’s customary law, was not discrimination and therefore not unconstitutional. “It is […]

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