[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.
[New Zimbabwe] Victims and activists have approached the Bulawayo High Court to compel former president Robert Mugabe and incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa to release the findings of the commission of inquiry into the Gukurahundi atrocities.
[The Conversation Africa] Ghanaians are flocking to the courts at a much higher rate than before.
[IPS] Rome -On 20 December, Europe’s 28 Ministers of Environment met in Brussels, to discuss the plan for reducing emissions prepared by the Commission, to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
[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.
[Observer] NEC lawyers including Cllr. F.
[Chatham House] Without political compromise, support for the judiciary and steps to tackle police abuses, Kenya faces a turbulent future.
[Nairobi News] Embattled elections boss Ezra Chiloba is to take a three-week break and will be away during Thursday’s repeat presidential election.
[Nation] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has been hit by an acute shortage of temporary staff in opposition strongholds with only 10 days to the presidential election.
[Nation] Thirty-seven people died due to post-election violence between August 9 and 15, the national rights defender says.