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 […]
Together with 14 South Sudanese civil society organisations, DefendDefenders urges the UN Human Rights Council to strengthen the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan include the conduct of independent investigations and collection and preservation of evidence to ensure accountability for human rights violations.
HRC34: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on human rights defenders and on the prevention of torture
At the UN Human Rights Council, DefendDefenders highlights the risk faced by defenders working on particular issues, and the excesses taking place under Ethiopia’s state of emergency.
Open letter: UNHRC should renew and strengthen mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
We, the undersigned South Sudanese, regional and international non-governmental organisations, write to urge your delegation to renew and strengthen the mandate and capacity of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan to address the continued lack of accountability for severe, widespread and on-going crimes under international law and human rights violations and abuses, many of which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, during the upcoming 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, a prominent Sudanese human rights defender, has been unlawfully detained for over two months, held by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) at Khartoum’s Kober Prison without charge or access to legal representation, 39 human rights groups and activists said. Dr. Mudawi, who was arrested with his driver, Adam El-Sheikh […]