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In July, 1990, more than 300,000 people were forcibly evicted from their homes in the town of Maroko, Lagos State, Nigeria. Over the last 25 years, the Maroko community has sought recognition of and remedies to address the serious violations of domestic and international law that took place during the eviction and since. In 2008, the Maroko community, with the assistance of the Social and Economic Rights Action Centre, filed a case before the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. This short film was created in October 2015 after the Complainants learned their case before the African Commission was to be heard. Because the Maroko Evictees were unable to travel to attend the hearing in Banjul, The Gambia, they created this film to share their stories. The Social and Economic Right...
witness.org | In a landmark ruling on February 4, 2010, the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights condemned the expulsion of the Endorois people from their land in Kenya to make way for a wildlife reserve. The evidence before the Commission included accounts by the Endorois people packaged in the first, 9-minute video clip seen here. In 2007, "Rightful Place: Endorois Struggle for Justice", a 16-minute documentary on the community's plight, was produced. The material was published by international human rights organization, WITNESS, and its partner, CEMIRIDE (Kenya) and the documentary was made in collaboration with Minority Rights Group. Watch "Rightful Place" here: http://bit.ly/RightfulPlace.
The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Court) is a continental court established by African countries to ensure protection of human and peoples' rights in Africa. It complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
South Africa's Commission of Inquiry into a multi-million dollar arms deal in 1999 has called its first witness. The Commission was set up to investigate allegations of fraud and corruption against senior politicians including President Jacob Zuma. Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports.
The African Commission on Human and People's Rights says it is concerned by the rising conflicts in the continent - and wants the African Union to pay close attention. The African Union is holding its summit this week - expected to discuss the security situation on the continent For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
TITLE: AFRICA's ICC EXIT After African heads of state failed to elect a new head of the African Union Commission in July, the race finally seems to be heating up. South Africa’s Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will step down in January 2017, after just over 4 years at the helm of the African Union, but her successor will certainly have their work cut out for them. The AU has come under criticism due to perceived slow-responses to various crises on the continent, and the ongoing reform process under Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is expected to shift both the organisational set-up and political nature of the continental bloc – something the new chair will have to oversee. So who then is likely to succeed Dlamini-Zuma in Addis Ababa?And what challenges lie ahead for the new African Union Commission Chair?...
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