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UPCOMING FOURTH ACSA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: TO BE HELD IN KIGALI RWANDA 2017.

THE 4TH AFRICAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION (ACSA): BIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN KIGALI, RWANDA – 15TH – 19TH MAY 2017 The fourth coming ACSA conference is scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda from the 15-19 May 2017, under the theme: Building A Professional Correctional System in Africa: A Strategic Objective The registration for the conference is going […]

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CHAD: TORTURE DETAILED AT TRIAL

Court Hears Evidence Against 21 Agents Of Ex-Dictator Hissène Habré Dramatic evidence presented at the trial in Chad [3] [2] of 21 former security agents confirms that torture was systematic during the Hissène Habré dictatorship, from 1982 to 1990, Human Rights Watch said today. Since the trial began on November 14, 2014, about 50 victims […]

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Conclusions of the African Forum on Security Sector Reform

The African Union (AU) hosted the Africa Forum on Security Sector Reform (SSR), from 24 – 26 November 2014, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The Forum was organised in collaboration with the Slovak Republic, the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the African Security Sector Network (ASSN), the Geneva Centre for the […]

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Statement by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa on the Occasion of Pan-African Women’s Day

In my capacity as Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), I would like, on behalf of the Commission, to once again wish a happy celebration to African women and to all women around the world who join them in commemorating this […]

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IRCT Calls for Human Rights Focus in New EU Foreign Policy Post

The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN), of which the IRCT is a member, calls on the EU heads of government to appoint a new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy who is truly committed to the EU’s stated values of human rights, democracy, rule of law and conflict prevention. The High Representative, […]

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Ebola Virus: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Rankled by the sweeping spread of the deadly Ebola virus with 729 people dead across the West African region, this article will bolster efforts to prevent and detect suspected victims. Ebola is a rare but deadly infection that causes bleeding inside and outside the body and strikes mainly in remote villages of Central and West […]

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Treatment of Female Prisoners / Offenders: Implementation of the Bangkok Rules’ at ACSA 3rd Biennial Conference

PRAWA Executive Director, Dr. Uju Agomoh presented a paper on ‘Treatment of female prisoners / offenders: Implementation of the Bangkok rules’ at the third Biennial Conference of Africa Correctional Services Association (ACSA), held in Maputo Mozambique on the July 16 2014. Ably represented by Barrister Chinelo Uchendu of PRAWA Security and Justice department, shared experiences […]

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Press Release: International Youth Day

Youth and Mental Health  (Mental Health Issues) We at PRAWA do not in any way neglect the urgency required in tackling the challenge of youth and mental health conditions; it has been a major issue for us, especially for the fact that both government and non-governmental institutions have not paid serious attention to these challenges and […]

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Being Patient Provides Peace – A Torture Victim Story

When I was still young, my parents used to tell us how our family had been deported by the government from Ruhengeri to Nyamata in 1959, when massacres based on ethnic conflicts happened for the first time in Rwanda. My father also told us that the whole region of Bugesera had been a forest and […]

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Avocats Sans Frontières France condemns impunity, calls for a united stance against torture as an institutional tool

“Evidence from torture may be considered completely untrustworthy” Aristotle Torture has been referred to as one of the hidden crimes of the world, not because people are unaware of its existence but because of the very nature of the place it often takes place and the people who perpetrate the act. Statistics show that the […]

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