EHAHRDP in conjunction with International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute (HRSJ) -London Metropolitan University, Centre for Applied Human Rights- University of York and Amnesty International will be holding a side event at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Creating a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders on Tuesday 11th March 2014, from 12:00-14:00 hours, room VIII Palais des Nations, Geneva.
President Museveni’s decision to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Act into law on 24th February has led to a near immediate and widely predicted escalation of mob justice in Uganda. Urgent steps must be taken by the Ugandan government to protect the safety and right to life of all its citizens, and protect against a breakdown in […]
By Hassan Shire, Executive Director President Yoweri Museveni yesterday assented to a law that will institutionalise discrimination, and increase the potential for violence against one of the most vulnerable groups in his population. The Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 has been widely criticized for violating many of the most fundamental human rights contained in Uganda’s Constitution. In […]
South Sudan: Civil Society Under Threat; Increased Human Rights Monitoring Needed The undersigned South Sudanese and African non-governmental organizations are deeply alarmed at the continuing violence in South Sudan, despite the signing of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, and urge the Human Rights Council to support a thorough and impartial investigation into serious human rights […]
Kenyan police must immediately release Muchangi Nyaga, a human rights defender based at Huruma slums Nairobi, who has been unlawfully detained and reportedly assaulted since his arrest on Wednesday 12th February, said the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) today. On 12th February 2014, between 9 and 10 pm, police officers […]