Solomon Dersso


Dr Solomon A. DERSSO, adjunct professor of human rights at the College of Law and Governance Studies, Addis Ababa University, is immediate past Chairperson and current member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. He chairs the Commission's Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights.

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Extending human rights accountability for corporate actors in the LIDHO v Cote d’Ivoire case of the African Court

In September 2023 the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR or African Court) handed down its first judgement for harm caused, including to the environment, due to the dumping of toxic waste. This commentary focuses on how this judgement expands the African jurisprudence on the question of corporate accountability for infringement of human rights.

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