• ARC Launches New Website

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      Earlier today, ARC (“Advice, Representation and Cases”) launched its new website which provides individuals, NGOs and States with a platform from which to seek legal representation and advice on the preparation of cases before the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights. ARC also provides legal services for individuals, NGOs and States in matters before… Read more »

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  • Steven Kay QC to Speak on Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Colombia


    On Tuesday 12 May 2015, Steven Kay QC will speak at an event entitled “Colombia’s Transition: Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Context” hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science. The public event will focus upon the current status and prospects of the peace negotiations and the future implementation of the agreements. Steven will participate… Read more »

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  • Lohé Issa Konaté v Burkina Faso before the African Court


    By Samantha Godec, May 2015 Application No 004/2013 Lohé Issa Konaté v Burkina Faso Background This case concerned the criminalisation of defamation in Burkina Faso and the consequent restrictions on freedom of expression in the media. The Applicant, Mr. Lohé Issa Konaté, is a contributing editor for a weekly newspaper, L’Ouragan. In August 2012, he published two… Read more »

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  • ARC Supports Oxfam’s “Raising Her Voice” Programme

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    From 2008-2013, Oxfam’s global Raising Her Voice programme, supported projects in 17 countries to enable over 1 million women to take part in, shape and monitor the decisions that most affect their lives. Although formal funding for RHV ended in March 2013, Oxfam continues to work on women’s political rights and empowerment worldwide.  

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  • IHRDA’s Case Law Analyser


    The IHRDA in The Gambia defends victims of human rights violations before domestic and regional judicial bodies. It also makes sure that the judicial decisions lead to positive change. IHRDA has recently set up the Case Law Analyser which is the first multilingual free-to-access collection of human rights decisions of African supra-national mechanisms of its… Read more »

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  • Litigating Women’s Rights Workshop

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    The Litigating Women’s Rights Globally workshop which was held at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer yesterday led by Joss Saunders, proved to be an invaluable opportunity for lawyers and NGOs to examine some of the practical challenges for strategic litigation on women’s rights. The workshop heard about Oxfam’s Raising her Voice campaign and some of the challenges on legal… Read more »

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  • HRAS Commentary: Legal, humanitarian and practical issues plague military targeting of Libyan traffickers’ boats


    David Hammond, Counsel at 9 Bedford Row and founder of Human Rights at Sea has written a commentary on the legal, humanitarian and practical issues which plague the military targeting of Libyan trafficking boats. To read the full article, please click here: https://www.humanrightsatsea.org/hras-commentary-legal-humanitarian-and-practical-issues-plague-military-targeting-of-libyan-traffickers-boats/    

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  • ARC Supports Oxfam’s “Lawyers Against Poverty”


    ARC‘s Director, Gillian Higgins has joined Oxfam’s network of “Lawyers Against Poverty”, a project which establishes a Justice Fund to support ground breaking legal projects that will give the poorest and most vulnerable people greater knowledge of their rights and access to justice to help them break free from poverty. Joss Saunders, Oxfam’s General Counsel and… Read more »

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