PAHRDN/EHAHRDP delegation is setting off to attend the 56th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR), scheduled for 21st April to 7th May 2015 and the preceding NGO Forum running from 17th -19th April 2015. The #Wedefend #Nousdefendons campaign will be officially launched at the margins of the 56th session […]
Letter to H.E President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Ratification of African Regional Human Rights Instruments
Twelve South Sudanese and international organizations, committed to the promotion and protection of human rights in South Sudan, write to urge the Government of South Sudan to complete ratification of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) by depositing instruments of ratification with the African Union (AU). We urge the Government to do this in advance of the 56th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which will commence on 21 April 2015.
Human Rights Agenda (HURIA), The National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders-Kenya (NCHRD-K) and the East and Horn of Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) has learnt, with shock, of the intention of the Inspector General of Police of Kenya to freeze the bank accounts of two highly respected Kenyan human rights organizations.
In an open letter to the member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council, fourteen civil society organisations urge the states not to support a draft resolution on the ‘Effects of Terrorism on the Enjoyment of Human Rights’ in its present form and without substantial amendment. Open letter on draft counter-terrorism resolution […]
Joint submission by East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project and CIVICUS, World Alliance for Citizen Participation to the UN Universal Periodic Review on the urgent concerns relating to the operating environment in which civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists have been systemically targeted by the government of the Republic of […]