Themes Archives: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

African Commission must protect online rights

In a paper presented at the NGO Forum of the African Commission 55th Session, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO forum made the case that “Whilst new technologies may hold great benefits for the developing world, without strong legal frameworks ensuring that rights are adequately protected, they can also pose serious threats to the fundamental human […]

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The Forum’s Side Event at the JPA in France

The forthcoming Africa-EU and Africa-U.S summits in April and August 2014 respectively should provide the EU and the U.S with an opportunity to reflect on their respective relationships with Africa. The EU in particular is not only providing the bulk of financial aid to African states, but also financially supporting blocs like SADC and the […]

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African Commission accept WOZA case

Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) has received formal notification from the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) that a recent communication, outlining continued human rights abuses perpetrated against WOZA members, was accepted during the 14th Extraordinary Session held from July 20–24, 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. By accepting the communication, the ACHPR requests that […]

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Zimbabwe Lawyers issues ultimatum on planned evictions

Attorneys from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Human have given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to furnish them with detailed information on how the government will honour its constitutional obligations before rolling out its planned forced evictions of residents in some parts of the country. In […]

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Twin rights of privacy and Expression,Panel Discussion, 20 Oct, ACHPR

Focus and objective The panel discussion will be an opportunity to harness regional and international expertise and comparative experiences on how the protection of the twin rights of expression and privacy both at national and regional levels could be strengthened both in policy and practice. In particular the panel will look at what gaps, if […]

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