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Wednesday, 22 May 2019
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Publication Date:
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 - 19:45
JIFA Newsletter #11/2019 - 21 March 2019

This week's JIFA newsletter features stories and comments on cases from South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, EOCWAS and Kenya. 

Publication Date:
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 - 11:45
JIFA Newsletter - Special Edition #IWD2019 - 8 March

African Court Nominated for prestigious award over judgment on women's rights

Though there are problems in the justice system, there are also many reasons for celebrating the achievements of judges and courts in the struggle for the rights of women. One of these achievements has been nominated (link opens in PDF) for the Women’s Link Worldwide annual Golden Gavel award: the African Court on Human and People's Rights has been nominated for this honour because of its decision on Mali’s Family Code.

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Publication Date:
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 - 11:00
JIFA Newsletter #9/2019 - 7 March

Shock "advice" by International Court of Justice on another forgotten African colony

For tourists and investors, particularly those from South Africa, Mauritius is often seen as a quiet paradise, politically stable and a model of both democracy and humane economic development. Now, thanks to a new advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice, Mauritius – geographically part of Africa – has also been placed right at the forefront of an international political row that has its origins in the period of high colonialism and that involves the USA and its crucial defence strategies, the UK and the United Nations. The bottom line? - the ICJ tells the UK that holding on to islands that rightly belong to Mauritius, is colonial and illegal. It cannot continue and all UN members are obliged to help implement a plan to end it.

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Publication Date:
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 - 11:00