Africa:Disabled People in Africa Get a Raw Deal. What’s Been Done to Fix This

[The Conversation Africa] The African Commission has drafted a new protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights that emphasises the importance of the right of people with disability to have equal recognition before the law. It also provides for a range of rights, including the right to education, personal liberty, political participation and the right to live in the community.

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Nigeria:’Rape Conviction Review Aimed At Discouraging Perpetrators’

[Daily Trust] Kano -The National Human Rights Commission has described the upward review of conviction on rape from a minimum of three years and maximum of 14 years imprisonment to minimum of 14 years and maximum of life sentence in Kano as a measure to discourage the crime.

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