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 […]
Egypt: Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network Condemns Egypt’s Assault on Human Rights Defenders During UPR adoption
In a statement delivered during the adoption of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva yesterday, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, in partnership with the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRDN) made an oral intervention, highlighting the dramatically deteriorating operating space for human rights defenders and civil society organisations in Egypt. Other human rights organisations, including the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Article 19, Human Rights Watch, and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies made similar calls for the Egyptian government to change course.
United Nations Human Rights Council: 28th Session Oral statement Item 6 – General Debate Thank you. This statement is made on behalf of 47 NGOs. Mr President, By the end of the second cycle, over 50’000 recommendations will have been made at the UPR. This figure is impressive. However, according to some actors, this figure […]
Human Rights Council: 28th Session Universal Periodic Review: Angola Oral Intervention East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) Delivered by Mr. John Foley Thank you Mr. President, My organization makes this statement in partnership with the Association for Justice, Peace and Democracy, and the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network. We welcome the […]