Sudanese authorities have been unjustly holding Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, Hafiz Idris, and Mobarak Adam Abdalla, three human rights defenders, and have charged them with ‘crimes against the state which carry the death penalty, 30 human rights groups and individuals said today. Dr. Mudawi Ibahim Adam and Hafiz Idris have been held for approximately seven […]
Uganda: Police Authorities must conduct impartial and transparent investigations into the extra-judicial killing of HRD
Eleven human rights groups unequivocally condemn the extra-judicial killing of human rights defender (HRD) Irumba Erasmus who was the coordinator of the Twerwaneho Listeners’ Club (TLC) activities in Rwebisengo District, and his friend Vide Kanyoro, by officers of the Uganda Police Force (UPF) and Uganda People’s Defence Forces(UPDF). We call on the Ugandan authorities to […]
To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 5 June 2017 RE: Renewing the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, write to urge your delegation to co-sponsor a resolution renewing the […]
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 […]