According to a new global rights monitoring tool, almost 170 million people in the East and Horn of Africa live in countries where civic space is closed, meaning citizens face serious impediments to and sometimes-violent retribution for the full and free enjoyment of their civil and political rights. The CIVICUS Monitor, launched today by CIVICUS, […]
On the opening day of its 59th Ordinary session, DefendDefenders calls on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) to address human rights violations across the East and Horn of Africa, including in Ethiopia and Burundi. In a bi-annual report submitted today, DefendDefenders provides the ACHPR with a six-month update on the severe human […]
The Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network seeks the services of a consultant(s) to undertake an evaluation of its Austrian Development Cooperation-funded project in protecting human rights defenders in Africa. Applications will be accepted until 3 October 2016.
CIVICUS and the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project thank the Independent Expert on Somalia for his report. As Somalia prepares for its electoral process later this year, we take this opportunity to welcome steps taken by the government to strengthen its human rights framework in preparation for the election.