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ALC condemns the use of force in South Africa’s #FeesMustFall protests

21 October 2015 – The African Legal Centre (ALC) strongly condemns the reported use of less-lethal weapons against peaceful student protesters in South Africa.  Recent reports reflect the indiscriminate firing of tear gas canisters, stun and flash grenades, and rubber bullets in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.  The ALC reminds law enforcement officials that any […]

African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC) participate in the first ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum and Exhibition (ECOMOF)

14 October 2015 – African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC) participate in the first ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum and Exhibition (ECOMOF) Accra, Ghana 12 October 2015: The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC) attended the first Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Mining and […]

African Commission: Statement on World Day against the Death Penalty

14 October 2015 – The World Day against the death penalty is celebrated on the 10 October of every year, to remind us and the rest of the World of the need to abolish the Death Penalty. This year’s theme “The Death Penalty Does Not Stop Drug Crimes” is aimed at raising awareness on the increasing number of […]

South Africa: Constitutional Court judgment – Oppelt v Dept of Health

14 October 2015 – Today the Constitutional Court of South Africa handed down judgment in Oppelt v Head: Department of Health Provincial Administration: Western Cape [2015] ZACC 33, which we discussed briefly here.  The plaintiff is a young man who was very seriously injured when a rugby scrum collapsed.  The public health services performed the closed reduction decompression […]

Senegal: Press Release on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Promotion Mission

Honourable Commissioner Maya Sahli-Fadel, Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) and Commissioner responsible for the human rights situation in Senegal, undertook a promotion mission to the Republic of Senegal from 14 to 21 September 2015. The mission […]

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