By Hassan Shire Earlier this month, the United Nations Human Rights Council concluded its 29th session discussing steps towards strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights across the globe including addressing human rights violations. As part of our advocacy at the international fora, my organization, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project […]
Joint letter to AU Peace and Security Council to Publish the Commission of Inquiry Report on South Sudan
Twenty four regional and international non-governmental organizations including East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) write to members of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) to make public the report of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS) after the PSC meeting scheduled for 24 July 2015.
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The Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRDN) welcomes yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court of Swaziland to order the immediate release of Mr. Thulani Maseko and Mr. Bheki Makhubu, after over 15 months in detention. Mr. Maseko, a human rights lawyer, and Mr. Makhubu, a journalist and editor of independent national news magazine The Nation, […]
ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) is the secretariat to a network of more than 75 member organizations drawn from eleven countries in the sub-region (that is, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (and Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). The project was designed to strengthen […]