Reflections on transitional justice in Africa during Covid-19
African countries emerging from conflicts and authoritarian regimes have had to confront Covid-19 both as a health crisis and a human rights and social justice issue in the context of ongoing transitional justice processes.
Does 'sustainable use' mean wildlife can be commodified?
A government call for submissions to a panel set up to advise it on the management, breeding and hunting of four of the 'Big Five' animals was criticised for bias in favour of the commodification of wildlife -- at a time when the courts are making progressive judgments on 'sustainable use'.
Kenya leads the way in dismantling the 'orphan industrial complex'
Kenya's efforts to end the institutionalisation of children separated from caregivers took a new turn when the governor of one of the nation's 47 counties became the first to exercise the powers devolved to him under the 2010 Constitution by signing the Leiden Declaration and committing Murang’a County to strengthening family-based alternative care -- a precedent the world should heed.
How to improve access to justice for Africa's children
Millions of children throughout Africa lack the access to justice they need to realise their rights. We know what child-friendly justice looks like and how it can improve access, but one important area has been largely overlooked: the role that informal justice systems can play in realising justice for children.
Sooner or later, all pandemics are brought to an end. But, until then, they can cause huge damage to society, as COVID-19 is showing day by day. And none are more at risk than non-standard or “precarious” workers – casual workers, independent contractors, all those doing jobs without security of employment and benefits, who generally fall outside the protection of labour law.