Dawit Isaac case presented to African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in Banjul

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Mon Feb 18 2013, 19:46:55

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the referral of the case of imprisoned Swedish-Eritrean journalist and writer Mr. Dawit Isaak to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR). Dawit Isaak´s case will be discussed this week during the Commission´s extra-ordinary session 18-25 February in Banjul, The Gambia.

"The fact that the Commission has taken up our request means that it has found our submission substantial. It is an important first step in what I hope will result in a ruling against Eritrea. In that case, the Commission, who is the African Union´s main human rights body, will demand the release of Dawit Isaak", says Swedish lawyer Jesús Alcalá.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Uganda:   With Museveni's Main Rival Dispatched, What's Next? (analysis)
The Independent
22 December 2014

President Yoweri Museveni has officially defeated his latest challenger, ex-Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, but observers now wait to see what he will do with the victory. In a well-orchestrated game of ... [read more]

Africa:   Africa Wants to Go Into Business (analysis)
South African Institute of International Affairs
22 December 2014

Global experience in the last century demonstrated that it is possible for societies to move rapidly from poverty to prosperity. The past decade has seen growing hope that Africa may be on the cusp of ... [read more]

South Sudan:   Naming the Ones We Lost (analysis)
African Arguments
19 December 2014

Naming the people who have died and ensuring their legacy is an important part of the South Sudanese culture. Yet, during and following all of South Sudan's conflicts, there has never been a ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!