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 highlights the continuing deterioration of the situation of human rights defenders in Burundi and the continued use of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation to prosecute peaceful protesters in Ethiopia at the UN Human Rights Council.
Brussels, 13 June 2016 Dear President, High Representative, Dear Commissioners, The Prime Minister of Ethiopia will be visiting Brussels for the 2016 European Development Days. We urge you to express serious concerns about the Ethiopian Government’s violent repression of the Oromo protests, and its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protesters, and […]
The Ethiopian Government must end its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protestors as well as members and leaders of the political opposition through the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.
DefendDefenders highlights the situation of human rights defenders from the East and Horn of Africa before the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights.