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HRC36: Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan

Human Rights Council: 36th Session Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan Joint oral statement by DefendDefenders and the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Delivered by Mr Mossad Ali Mohammed Thank you M President, Our organisations, the East and...
 

ACHPR60: State of human rights in the East and Horn of Africa

In an oral statement, Executive Director Hassan Shire updates the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on the situation in the East and Horn of Africa, and calls to end the climate of impunity that has prevails in many countries across the sub-region.
 

EHAHRD-Net: Final Communiqué on third General Assembly

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (EHAHRD-Net) held its third General Assembly from 21 to 22 February 2017 at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Kampala, Uganda. The General Assembly (GA) brought together development partners, coalition representatives, country focal points and human rights...
 

Sudan: Prominent human rights defender detained incommunicado

(20 December 2016) A prominent Sudanese human rights defender (HRD), Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, is currently detained incommunicado by the country’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Dr. Mudawi was arrested at the University of Khartoum, where he is a professor, on 7 December 2016...
 

ACHPR59: Statement on the report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

Throughout the East and Horn of Africa sub-region, the fundamental right to expression continues to be undermined by attacks both on an individual and collective level. Governments have forcibly closed NGOs and media outlets, and obstructed online expression through Internet and social media shutdowns. At the same time, journalists and human rights defenders face intimidation, physical attacks, arrests and detentions as a result of their work.
 

HRC33: Joint statement on the adoption of Sudan’s Universal Periodic Review

Despite Sudan’s commitments to ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders, civil society, the media, and members of the opposition, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project and the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies remain extremely concerned by the repeated arbitrary detention of such actors in Sudan.
 

Open Letter concerning excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities

Thirty nine organizations and individuals write to inform regional and international human rights mechanisms of the use of excessive force by Sudanese authorities to disperse peaceful demonstrators across Sudan. At least nine people, including one child, have been killed in three separate incidents in 2016 alone.
 

Sudan blocks civil society participation in UN-led human rights review

Four representatives of Sudanese civil society were intercepted by security officials at Khartoum International Airport on their way to a high level human rights meeting with diplomats in Geneva. 36 organisations and seven prominent Sudanese individuals condemn this blatant contempt for HRDs in Sudan and human rights in general.
 

ACHPR57: Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Africa

57th Ordinary Session of the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Banjul, Gambia Public Session, Item 4: Human Rights Situation in Africa Statement by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project Madame Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State Delegates, representatives of NHRIs and...
 

ACHPR57: Overview of the Human Rights Situation in Africa

This report was prepared with the assistance of reports and information received by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (the secretariat of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network) from our members and partners from the sub-region to...
 

Un nouveau rapport d’EHAHRDP détaille d’inquiétantes restrictions de l’espace de la société civile et des medias pendant les périodes électorales au Soudan, en Éthiopie, au Burundi et en Ouganda.

Les défenseurs des droits de l’homme doivent travailler dans un espace de plus en plus restreint pendant les périodes électorales, a conclu aujourd’hui un nouveau rapport publié par le East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP). Dans ce nouveau rapport intitulé «...
 

Human Rights Defenders Timeline 2005-2015 #10YearsDefending

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project has been working to protect African human rights defenders for ten years. Join us on this tour of developments, highlights and emblematic cases in the African system supporting human rights defenders.   EHAHRDP was established...
 

Saudi Arabia: Don’t deport Sudanese journalist to Sudan

Saudi Arabian authorities should release and refrain from deporting the Sudanese journalist Waleed Aldoud Al-Mekki Al-Hussein, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP), European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights, and the International Federation for...
 

Publication: The State of African Human Rights Defenders 2015

(Banjul, The Gambia) A compilation of country studies examining the situation of human rights defenders in Africa has been released today by the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network. The State of African Human Rights Defenders 2015 explores challenges, restrictions, and protections on the fundamental freedoms necessary for...
 

SUDAN: Closure of Leading Women’s Rights Organisation

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project condemns the closure and dissolution of Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre and calls on the government to end the attacks on civil society organisations. Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre was registered as a charitable Company in 1997...
 

ACHPR: Human Rights Situation in Africa

55th Ordinary Session of the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Luanda, Angola Public Session Item 4: Human Rights Situation in Africa Statement by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project Delivered by John Foley Madame Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State Delegates,...
 

Human Rights Defenders Mourn the Loss of Osman Hummaida

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network mourns the loss of its founding member, Osman Hummaida, and expresses its deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and many friends. Mr Hummaida, who died of natural causes on Thursday 17th April 2014, was a...
 

Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Situation of HRDs

Today, 10th March 2014, Mrs Margaret Sekaggya addressed the UN Human Rights Council for the final time in her capacity as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, before stepping down next month after six years in the position. EHAHRDP’s Executive Director, Mr...
 

African Commission: Investigate Sudan Killings

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) should order a fact-finding mission to investigate the deaths and detention of hundreds of demonstrators, a group of 11 international and African organizations said in a letter made public today.
 

Letter to ACHPR Calling for Fact-Finding Mission in Sudan

11 human rights NGOs have written to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to call on them to urgently condemn the excessive and disproportionate use of force against protestors, and restrictions on basic civil and political rights in Sudan.
 

ACHPR:Oral intervention on Human Rights Situation in Africa (Item 5)

Presented at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, October 2013, by Hassan Shire, Chairperson, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network Honourable Chairperson, On behalf of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, I thank you for the...
 

Statement to the Human Rights Council on Sudan

Delivered by Mr Hassan Shire, Executive Director Thank you Mr President, thank you Mr Independent Expert. The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project is deeply concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in Sudan and by the inadequate response by this Council...
 

Joint Letter: African States Should Act on Human Rights in Sudan

In a joint letter, twenty four African civil society organisations urge members of the African Group to ensure that serious and widespread violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Sudan are adequately addressed by the UN Human Rights Council during its 24th session.
 

Sudan: End Harassment of Human Rights Defenders

The Government of Sudan should end its campaign of harassment against human rights defenders and other civil society actors, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) said today. The closures of several NGOs in late December 2012 follow an escalated crackdown...
 

Call for ACHPR Action on Human Rights in Sudan

Fifteen non-governmental organisations wrote to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in December 2012 to urge them to ensure that serious human rights violations committed in Sudan are appropriately addressed.
 

Resolution of Sub-Regional Journalists Conference 2012 and Human Rights Defenders for the East and Horn of Africa

WE, the journalists and human rights defenders from Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, meeting at the Sub-Regional Journalists and Human Rights Defenders Conference organised by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project in Mukono, Uganda, 12-16th November 2012:
 

Oral Intervention On Sudan

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies express their deep concern at the ongoing grave human rights violations in Sudan.
 

RE: Addressing the situation of human rights in Sudan at the 21st session of the UN Human Rights Council

Excellency, The undersigned organizations are writing to urge your delegation to ensure that serious and widespread human rights violations committed in Sudan are appropriately addressed by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) during its current 21st session. One year after the independence of South Sudan, the human rights and humanitarian situation in Sudan has deteriorated. Recent months have seen a widespread crackdown against dissenting voices, opposition groups and protesters
 

Sudan: End Harassment of Journalist and Human Rights Defender Faisal Mohammed Salih

Mr. Salih, director of Teeba Press, former chief editor of Al-adwaa newspaper and a columnist, has been arbitrarily arrested and detained on three separate occasions on 8th, 9th and 15th May 2012. This follows almost two weeks of harassment by the National Intelligence and Security Services in Khartoum, who required him to report to their offices on a daily basis where he would be kept for the whole day. The arrests began after he refused to continue reporting voluntarily. On 15th May, Mr. Salih was charged with failure to cooperate with the order of a public officer to report at an appointed time and place.
 

Immediately Release Girifna Activists in Sudan

Updated 27 January 2012 23:00 The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project is deeply concerned by the 25th January 2012 arrests in Khartoum of seven activists working with the Sudanese pro-democracy organization Girifna and calls for their immediate release. While marking the...
 

Press Statement on Sudan

EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK Kampala: EHAHRD is concerned over the increasing harassment of human rights defenders and general human rights situation in Sudan The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network [EHAHRD-Net] is deeply concerned by the unending...
 

Press release on the Referendum in South Sudan

EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK Kampala: Safety and Protection from Human Rights Violations  for all must be  part and parcel of a free and fair referendum in the South Sudan On 9th January 2011, the people of Southern Sudan will participate...
 

Joint Statement on Human Rights in Sudan

“UN Rights Body Must Not Abandon Sudan” Download the Statement Joint Statement on the UN Human Rights Council decision to postpone the discussion of the human rights situation in Sudan to its 15th Session in September 2010.  
 

Restrictions in Freedom of Expression and Media in Sudan

EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK Kampala: End restrictions on freedom of expression and media in Sudan The passing of a new Media Law in Sudan formalises staunch restrictions on freedom of expression and the media which the Sudanese authorities have made...
 

Human Rights Defenders at risk in Sudan

Amnesty International and EHAHRDP press conference on Sudan The Khartoum government’s current clampdown on Sudanese human rights defenders is alarming. Being a human rights defender in Sudan, and especially in the western region of Darfur, has always posed significant challenges. These challenges have become more...
 

Statement on Human Rights Defenders in Sudan

EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK Kampala: EHAHRD-Net calls on African civil society to mobilise in solidarity with Sudanese HRDs and on African leaders to put pressure on their Sudanese Counterpart The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP)...
 

Harassment of Human Rights Defenders in Sudan

EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK Kampala: EHAHRD-Net is concerned about increasing harassment of human rights defenders in Sudan The Khartoum government’s clampdown on human rights defenders over the last twelve months is alarming. These attacks are of particular concern, in light...
 

Attack on media freedom in Sudan

EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK Kampala: EHAHRD-Net condemns the current attack on media freedom in Sudan The human rights violations in Sudan which have been ongoing especially in the Darfur region have escalated with the recent attack on media freedom. This...