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Hadijatou Mani Koraou v.The Republic of Niger

Country: Niger
Year: 2008
Court: Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States
Citation: Hadijatou Mani Koraou v. The Republic of Niger, (2008) AHRLR 182, ECOWAS.
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person

In 1996, the plaintiff, Mrs. Hadijatou Mani Koraou, was sold at the age of 12 to 46-year-old Mr. El Hadj Souleymane Naroua, for the sum of two hundred and forty-thousand francs. This transaction occurred as a “Wahiya,” a common practice in the Republic of Niger, which consists in acquiring a young girl, generally of servile status, to serve as both …Read more

Tags: Child marriage, Children, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Domestic abuse, Domestic partnership, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Minor, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Torture
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