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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

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Abortion Stigma and Its Effect on Access to Justice: Jackson Namunya Tali v The Republic of Kenya

On October 19, 2017, the Court of Appeal of Kenya acquitted Jackson Tali, a registered nurse who had been arrested in July 2009 and sentenced to death in September 2014 after a young woman with [...]

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Abortion Ban Leads to Death Sentence for Kenyan Nurse

Abortion Ban Leads to Death Sentence for Kenyan Nurse As detailed in a piece this month from Mother Jones, Kenya has recently sentenced a licensed, registered nurse from Nairobi—Jackson Tali—to death after a teenaged girl [...]

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Nurse Acquitted in a Pregnancy Complications Case

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Court of Appeal of Kenya acquitted Jackson Tali, a registered nurse who was arrested and sentenced to death on murder charges. Mr. Tali, who has been in custody at the G.K [...]

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African Women Still Not Getting Justice in National Courts, New Report Finds

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced new research finding that national courts in African Commonwealth countries have failed to fully protect women against human rights violations, particularly in cases of sexual violence, [...]

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Amicus Work – Africa

Teachers Service Commission v WJ & 5 others [2020] eKLR Court of Appeal of Kenya (2015) Issue: Whether the Teachers Service Commission is vicariously liable for alleged acts of sexual abuse against two students. Center [...]

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