Ahead of the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council, a coalition of civil society organisations calls upon Member States to support the establishment of an independent, impartial, and international investigation in into alleged violations committed by Ethiopian security forces.
On the opening day of its 60th Ordinary Session, DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) called on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) to urge the African Union to establish accountability mechanisms to bring justice to protracted human rights crises, particularly in South Sudan and Eritrea. In its biannual […]
DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) was honoured to accept the Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership Award at Refugee International’s Annual Gala in Washington D.C. this Tuesday. The award, which is presented to leading humanitarian organisations and individuals who enhance life-saving assistance and protection for displaced people, recognises their commitment to working […]
The Ugandan government must guarantee Dr. Stella Nyanzi, an academic and vocal social media critic a fair trial and respect of due process and court orders during her trial, the National Coalition of Human Rights defenders – Uganda (NCHRD-U) and the undersigned organisations said today. These organisations further condemned the kidnap and torture of NTV […]
Just three percent of people live in countries where the rights to protest, organise and speak out are respected, protected and fulfilled according to the CIVICUS Monitor, which today releases the first-ever global dataset on the enjoyment of civic space. Of the 195 rated, it finds that civic space in twenty countries – including Eritrea, […]