The adoption of a resolution on protecting women human rights defenders at the UN General Assembly on 27th November 2013 sends a clear message about this issue’s global importance. However, with no African State having co-sponsored the resolution, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project calls today – on International Women Human […]
Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) include women defending all human rights as well as all those who defend the rights of women and work on issues related to gender equality. WHRDs make a vital contribution to democratic processes, securing and maintaining peace, and ensuring security, development and respect for human rights in our communities. However, […]
EHAHRDP has been published in a special issue on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the Journal of Human Rights Practice. The special issue contains useful articles from organizations across the globe focused on promoting and protecting the rights of human rights defenders. The Journal of Human Rights Practice is an Oxford Journal with […]
Ethiopia’s human rights record will be examined in April 2014 at the 19th session of the Universal Periodic Review. East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP), World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) and Human Rights Council (HRCO) made a joint submission on Ethiopia’s human rights situation. To read the joint NGO submission, […]
Eritrea’s human rights record will be examined in January 2014, at the 18th session of the Universal Periodic Review by other UN member states. Eritrea will declare what actions it has taken to improve its human rights situation and fulfill its human rights obligations. A review of a State is based on a national report prepared by the State under review; a compilation of United Nations information on the State under review prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); and a summary of information submitted by other stakeholders (including civil society actors), also prepared by OHCHR.The UPR process provides for the participation of all relevant stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Civil society actors can submit information which can be added to the “other stakeholders” report which is considered during the review. EHAHRDP submitted this report in June 2013.