Child labour laws in Ghana: What’s next?

Child labour situation in Ghana The ILO’s 2020 report on child labour indicates that the sub-Saharan region now has more children in child labour than the rest of the world…

The Legal Status of Indigenous Peoples within the East African Community

Indigenous peoples are found across almost all the Partner States of the East Africa Community (EAC) and are broadly categorised into nomadic, semi-nomadic and hunter-gatherer communities. Defining Indigenous Peoples in…

The Legal Analysis of Community Rights in Environment Decision-Making in the Federal Republic of Somalia

Introduction People often feel hopeless and powerless to protect the environment, themselves, their families and their individual rights. However, through the creative use of the law, a number of notable successes…

Child Lab(our): A Systematic Model for Addressing Child Labour

Introduction Our daughter became overexcited after receiving the first letter addressed in her name, an invitation to attend a school entrance examination. She has always wanted to receive a letter…

Seeking asylum is no crime, and neither illegal

This could be your story. Imagine you grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which “is considered the world’s richest country in terms of wealth in natural…

Strides in Indigenous Land Rights Protection: The Influence of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Introduction Indigenous Peoples with diverse cultures and customs live all over the world. Their customs and rituals precede today’s structures. With this in mind, these communities occupy a very important…

Anti-Homosexuality Bills are an Abuse of the Law

On 29 May 2023, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni assented to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill according to Article 91 (3) (a) of the Uganda Constitution after he had rejected an earlier version…

The Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women: Preventing and Punishing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Introduction Twenty years after its adoption and eighteen years of enforcement, as a ‘home-grown’ women’s human rights treaty, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on…

Germany Has to Grant Reparations for Colonial Crimes

UN Special Rapporteurs Get Involved Right on Time Note: This piece was first published on voelkerrechtsblog.org. We thank the team and the author for the possibility to re-publish the article…

The Impact of Conflict on Marginalized Communities in Somalia: A Human Rights Perspective

Introduction The impact of conflict on marginalized communities in Somalia is a crucial issue that needs to be discussed from a human rights perspective. Conflict often aggravates existing inequalities and…