Protection for human rights violations in Africa

Defense of human rights before African Human Rights System

IHR LEGAL an international and interdisciplinary law firm, is composed of renowned and seasoned lawyers and professionals from different nationalities, who collectively provide defense of human rights in before African Human Rights System

Human rights violations in Africa

At IHR LEGAL we provide legal assistance in the preparation of international complaints of human rights violations before the ACHPR and the African Court, as well as representation in the proceedings, and the filing of requests for provisional measures

African Human Rights System

At IHR LEGAL we provide legal assistance in the preparation of international complaints of human rights violations before the African Human Rights System, as well as representation in the proceedings, and the filing of requests for provisional measures

Protection of human rights in Africa

Our attorneys bring a passion for justice in their representation of protection and victims of human rights abuses in Africa

Protection of human rights in South Africa

Our attorneys bring a passion for justice in their representation of protection and victims of human rights abuses in South Africa

Human rights violations in South Africa

At IHR LEGAL we provide legal assistance in the representation in the proceedings, and the filing of requests for provisional measures, as well as preparation of international complaints of human rights violations before the ACHPR and the African Court

Protection for human rights violations in Angola

Protection for human rights violations in Algeria

Protection for human rights violations in Benin

Protection for human rights violations in Botswana

Protection for human rights violations in Burkina Faso

Protection for human rights violations in Burundi

Protection for human rights violations in Cape Verde

Protection for human rights violations in Cameroon

Protection for human rights violations in Central African Republic

Protection for human rights violations in Chad

Protection for human rights violations in Comoros

Protection for human rights violations in Republic of the Congo

Protection for human rights violations in Ivory Coast

Protection for human rights violations in Egypt

Protection for human rights violations in Eritrea

Protection for human rights violations in Ethiopia

Protection for human rights violations in Gabon

Protection for human rights violations in Gambia

Protection for human rights violations in Ghana

Protection for human rights violations in Guinea

Protection for human rights violations in Guinea-Bissau

Protection for human rights violations in Equatorial Guinea

Protection for human rights violations in Kenya

Protection for human rights violations in Lesotho

Protection for human rights violations in Liberia

Protection for human rights violations in Libya

Protection for human rights violations in Madagascar

Protection for human rights violations in Malawi

Protection for human rights violations in Mali

Protection for human rights violations in Morocco

Protection for human rights violations in Mauritius

Protection for human rights violations in Mauritania

Protection for human rights violations in Mozambique

Protection for human rights violations in Namibia

Protection for human rights violations in Niger

Protection for human rights violations in Nigeria

Protection for human rights violations in Rwanda

Protection for human rights violations in Sao Tome and Principe

Protection for human rights violations in Senegal

Protection for human rights violations in Seychelles

Protection for human rights violations in Sierra Leone

Protection for human rights violations in Somalia

Protection for human rights violations in Swaziland

Protection for human rights violations in South Africa

Protection for human rights violations in Sudan

Protection for human rights violations in South Sudan

Protection for human rights violations in Tanzania

Protection for human rights violations in Togo

Protection for human rights violations in Tunisia

Protection for human rights violations in Uganda

Protection for human rights violations in Djibouti

Protection for human rights violations in Zambia

Protection for human rights violations in Zimbabwe

Professional Assistance before the African Human Rights System

The African Human Rights System (AHRS) is housed within the African Union. Among its instruments are the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The AHRS is composed of three organs: the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court), and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) In addition to these bodies, the AHRS has special mechanisms, such as special rapporteurships, working groups and committees.

The ACHPR is a quasi-jurisdictional body whose main function is to protect and promote the human and peoples´ rights in the African countries. Among its functions, this body processes complaints from individuals or States regarding human rights violations committed by States in the region, and receives periodic reports from the States on the human rights situation in their countries.

The ACHPR analyzes the complaints submitted to it, and if it considers that a violation has occurred, it makes recommendations to the respective State regarding reparations to the victims. Moreover, the ACHPR may request States to adopt provisional measures to safeguard the rights of a person at risk.

On the other hand, the African Court resolves contentious cases of human rights violations, orders provisional measures, and presents its expert opinion on human rights issues. However, in order for the African Court to hear complaints filed by individuals, the State in question must have expressly recognized the Court’s jurisdiction.

At IHR LEGAL we provide legal assistance in the preparation of international complaints of human rights violations before the ACHPR and the African Court, as well as representation in the proceedings, and the filing of requests for provisional measures.

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Article 2

Every individual shall be entitled to the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms recognised and guaranteed in the present Charter without distinction of any kind such as race, ethnic group, colour, sex, language, religion, political or any other opinion, national and social origin, fortune, birth or any status.

Article 3

1. Every individual shall be equal before the law.

2. Every individual shall be entitled to equal protection of the law.

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