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African Human Rights Case Law Database
The African Human Rights Case Law Database includes almost 300 cases decided by domestic courts, courts of sub-regional intergovernmental organisations such as ECOWAS and SADC, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and United Nations treaty monitoring bodies. The database covers cases dealing with human rights in more than 40 African countries. Most of the cases in the database have been published in the African Human Rights Law Reports, a co-publication of the Centre for Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. Use the navigation bar to the left to browse through the cases or use the search function. The financial assistance of the Danish Institute for Human Rights in constructing this database is gratefully acknowledged.
African Human Rights Law Document Database
The African Human Rights Law Document Database is divided into treaties, documents by country and documents by theme.
Indigenous Peoples' Rights Database
This database contains key documents used to analyse the level of legal protection afforded to indigenous populations in studies of 24 African countries. The information contained in the Overview Report and the Country Reports is current and up to date until 2008.
HIV and Human Rights Advocacy Tools
The HIV Epidemic and Human Rights Advocacy tools are designed to offer easy access to a series of advocacy tools that can be used by parliamentarians, government officials, members of the judiciary, lawyers, civil society organisations, people living with HIV and all interested institutions and individuals to promote and implement a human rights approach to the response to HIV.
Extractive Industries Database
The Centre for Human Rights is assisting the African Commission Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights (Working Group) in a project to gather information on and investigate the impacts of the extractive industries sector in Africa. The Extractive Industries Database is an ongoing research project, funded and supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, aimed at gathering national case law and laws pertaining to the extractive industries in Africa.
Sexual Minority Rights Database
This database is intended to serve as a source of easy access to information for students and researchers in the field of sexual minority rights. The website contains links to case law from national and international tribunals, links to articles on aspects of sexual minority rights, links to examples of advocacy strategies and success stories on sexual minority rights advocacy from various countries, book references and laws from various countries on sexual minorities. It is also hoped that the website will be a useful learning tool for participants who attended the sexual minorities’ course that was conducted by the Centre for Human Rights from 11th - 15th April 2011.