2 judgments found.

Equality Now and Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) v. Federal Republic of Ethiopia

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Year: 2015
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Communication 341/2007
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

A 13-year-old girl was abducted and raped by Aberew Jemma Negussie (accused) and his accomplices. The medical report proved non-consensual sexual intercourse. The accused was released on bail and he abducted the girl again and forced her to sign a marriage contract. The girl managed to escape. The accused was sentenced to 10 years of …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child marriage, Children, Minor, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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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
Facts:

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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