The Clinic provided legal advice to the Sudanese Human Rights Initiative (SHRI) in the petitions for Meriam Ibrahim, her husband, Daniel Wani, son, Martin Wani, and daughter, Maya Wani, in the Sudanese domestic court cases:
Grounds for Judgment, Trial of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishaq (Meriam Ibrahim), Non-Summary Judgment, Haj Yossif General Court, Hudd Cases/5/2014, 11 May 2014
Appeal Court Decision (Meriam Ibrahim) Court of Appeal in the Khartoum North and Sharg-el nil Criminal Circuit, 22 June 2014
Also, in the Petitions to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights:
Communication 471/14, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim and three others, v. The Republic of Sudan, Complainants’ reply to the Respondent State’s observations on admissibility, African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, 19 June 2015
Urgent Appeal in Respect of Ms Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, to Commissioner Soyata Maiga, Special Rapporteur on Women’s Rights, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 10 June 2014
For further information on the litigation, see the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blogposts, Meriam Ibrahim Saved from 100 Lashes and the Death Penalty, and Meriam Ibrahim is Freed: Weaving Together Law, Politics and Civil Society.
Meriam Ibrahim: The Case that Gripped the World
BCU Law School hosted a high profile Panel Discussion, “Meriam Ibrahim: The Case that Gripped the World,” on October 1, 2014 which engaged with the human rights implications in the case, including, the death penalty, freedom of religion, ethnicity and race, and women’s and children’s rights in Sudan.
The Panel included:
- The Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Mr Christopher Layden, Desk Office on the Death Penalty, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Mr Elshareef Ali Mohammed, SHRI and member of Meriam Ibrahim’s legal team
- Mr Andrew Hall QC, Doherty Street Chambers, expert in African law
- Dr Lutz Oette, Redress, the School of Oriental and African Studies and advisor and drafter of petitions in the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
- Professor Jon Yorke BCU Centre for Human Rights
- Panel Chair, Mr Manjit Singh Gill QC., No5 Chambers, international human rights expert.