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NEWS RELEASE: ABUJA HIGH COURT DENOUNCES VIOLATION OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

12 August 2021, Abuja – On 5 August 2021, the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abuja Division, per Justice Maha, handed down a groundbreaking decision against law enforcement agencies that violated women’s rights. The Applicants were among 71 women who were arrested at various public spaces in Abuja between 17 and…
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NEWS RELEASE: SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO DECIDE ON “FREEDOM FIGHTER” EXCEPTION UNDER THE TERRORISM ACT: THE STATE AND ANOTHER v HENRY OKAH AND HENY OKAH v THE STATE AND ANOTHER

On the 28th November the Constitutional Court heard the Okah cases which deal with the issue of extra-territorial jurisdiction for terrorism and serious offences committed outside South Africa. On the 15th November, 2017, the Chief Justice directed the Registrar to serve the State’s and Mr. Okah’s written arguments relating to…
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30 Nov 2017