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Djibouti: Implement UN recommendations on human rights

Press release by DefendDefenders and the Djiboutian Observatory for the Promotion of Demo­cracy and Human Rights

20 September 2018
HRC39: DefendDefenders welcomes reforms in Ethiopia and encourages further steps for greater respect of human rights

Oral statement at Human Rights Council - 39th regular session - Item 4 General Debate

18 September 2018
UNGA73: Member States of the UN should refrain from voting for candidates to the Human Rights Council that are unfit for membership

In an open letter, DefendDefenders & partners urge UN member states to refrain from voting for candidates that are unfit for membership.

18 September 2018

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DefendDefenders is the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project. We seek to strengthen the work of human rights defenders HRDs throughout the region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights. DefendDefenders works in Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (together with Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project and the Djiboutian Observatory for the Promotion of Democracy and Human Rights, ODDH Djibouti, urge Djibouti to stop prevarications and to implement UN recommendations on human rights.

www.defenddefenders.org/press_release/djibouti-implement-un-recommendations-on-human-rights/

East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project et l’Observatoire djiboutien pour la promotion de la démocratie et des droits humains, ODDH Djibouti, exhortent le Djibouti à mettre en œuvre les recommandations onusiennes en matière de droits humains.

www.defenddefenders.org/press_release/djibouti-implement-un-recommendations-on-human-rights/

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