Cases and Decisions

Botswana: Sithabile P. Mathe & others v. Attorney General

Published: 29/Apr/2022
Source: High Court of Botswana (Gaborone)

Finding that the prohibition of dual citizenship in section 15(1) and 15(4) of the Citizenship Act is unconstitutional. Download: Sithabile P Mathe & Ors v. AG Botswana High Court

Zimbabwe: Shaw and Another v Registrar General of Citizenship and 3 Others

Published: 22/Mar/2022
Source: High Court of Zimbabwe (Harare)

Shaw and Another v Registrar General of Citizenship and 3 Others (Case No. 250 of 2022) [2022] ZWHHC 250 (25 March 2022); [2022] ZWHHC 250 KWENDA J: This is a court application for orders confirming that the applicants are citizens…

Uganda: Abdu Abucar Hussein and 7 others v. Attorney General

Published: 18/Mar/2022
Source: Uganda High Court

CIVIL SUIT NO. 437 OF 2019 JUDGMENT The plaintiffs instituted this suit against the defendant seeking for orders that; A declaration that the plaintiffs and other eligible members of the Uganda Somali’s Community are citizens by birth. A declaration that…

Kenya: Citizenship and Nationality Rights Case Digest

Published: 25/Feb/2022
Source: Namati & KenyaLaw

The Citizenship and Nationality Rights Case Digest is a compilation and analysis of cases from Kenya and all over the world relating to various elements of citizenship and nationality of individuals. It is authored in simple English to enable citizens…

South Africa: Mahinga v Minister of Home Affairs and Another (SCA)

Published: 17/Dec/2021
Source: South Africa Supreme Court of Appeal

(Case no 1027/2020) [2021] ZASCA 179 Media Summary The following summary is for the benefit of the media in the reporting of this case and does not form part of the judgments of the Supreme Court of Appeal Today the…

Anudo Ochieng Anudo v United Republic of Tanzania: Judgment on Reparations

Published: 2/Dec/2021
Source: African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

Judgment Summary ANUDO OCHIENG ANUDO v. UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA APPLICATION NO. 012/2015 JUDGMENT ON REPARATIONS Dar es Salaam, 2 December 2021: The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Court) delivered its judgment on reparations in the case…

Kenya: Republic v Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Information Communication and Technology & 2 others; ex parte Katiba Institute & Yash Pal Ghai

Published: 14/Oct/2021
Source: High Court of Kenya (Nairobi)

Republic v Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Information Communication and Technology & 2 others; Katiba Institute & another (Exparte); Immaculate Kasait, Data Commissioner (Interested party) (Judicial Review Application E1138 of 2020) [2021] KEHC 122 (KLR) (Judicial Review) (14 October…

Kenya: Gulleid v Registrar of Persons & another

Published: 21/Sep/2021
Source: High Court of Kenya (Mombasa)

(Petition E007 of 2021)  [2021] KEHC 110 (KLR) (Judgment) Brief facts The petitioner lost his identity card in 1989 and it was replaced within three days after the petitioner’s father paid some facilitation fee for the replacement. However, in 1990 the…

Ghana: National Democratic Congress v Attorney-General and Another

Published: 25/Jun/2021
Source: Supreme Court of Ghana

(SUIT NO. J1/9/2020) [2020] GHASC 25 (25 June 2020) Introduction On 25th June 2020, we gave judgment in these consolidated suits but deferred our reasons, which we now give. Rights enforceable by the plaintiffs. The antecedent facts of the case…

Eyakuze vs Commissioner General of Tanzania Immigration Service & Others

Published: 4/Dec/2020
Source: Tanzania Court of Appeal

Aidan Frederick Lwanga Eyakuze vs Commissioner General of Tanzania Immigration Service Department & Others (Civil Appeal 13 of 2020) [2020] TZCA 1884 (04 December 2020) (Appeal from the Ruling and Order of the High Court of Tanzania,Main Registry at Dar…

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