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    Newsflash#6 | May 2018
African Court Delivers a Landmark Decision on Statelessness
IN what is being hailed as a “monumental” decision for the continent, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has ruled that Tanzania arbitrarily deprived a man of his Tanzanian nationality. The judgment, likely to affect many “stateless” people in Africa, stipulates that a decision to strip someone of nationality may only be taken after a fair judicial process, and that arbitrary deprivation is in breach of the University Declaration of Human Rights. Tanzania has been given 45 days to restore Anudo Anudo’s nationality, fix the gaps in its legislation and report back to the court on what has been done to comply with its order.






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About Carmel

Carmel Rickard has written about the law, human rights, justice, judgments and judicial matters for many years. A former legal editor of The Sunday Times, South Africa's biggest newspaper, she is now a columnist on legal issues. She has an LLM cum laude, was a Harvard Nieman Fellow and currently is working on a PhD in legal writing.


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23 - 27 July 2018 - Judicial Leaders Retreat

1 - 5 October 2018 - Specialist Human Rights Course
This course builds on the Introductory courses offer in previous years and will offer one-day in-depth sessions on gender rights, modern slavery and trafficking; children's rights; customary law and privacy and security