Business must be booming for teargas suppliers in Africa. Many of the continent’s law enforcement agencies have shown a fondness for excessive force, including through the use of less-than-lethal crowd control tactics, such as teargas. Those on the receiving end are often citizens active and brave enough to exercise their right to protest in defense of their human rights, and the rights of others.
Ahead of Kenya’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council tomorrow, CIVICUS and the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) urge the government to stop its onslaught against civil society and urgently address backsliding on civic freedoms.
The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) is seeking applicants for a Creative Film Residency position in Kampala, Uganda. The Resident will provide creative and hands-on direction in efforts to produce film, photographic, and written media exploring the stories of human rights defenders in East Africa and the Horn of Africa. […]
We have lost a figure-father, mentor, a dear friend, and an admired advocate who consistently shed light on human wrongs in the Horn of Africa and sided with those whose rights were violated. Dr. Martin Hill passed away on Friday 9 January 2015. Dr. Hill worked at the Amnesty Secretariat office in London, as a […]
Twenty nine regional and international NGO’s in a joint letter urge President Obama to support a United Nations Security Council arms embargo on both parties to the conflict in South Sudan