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HRC39: Address crackdown on civic space in Tanzania

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland Tanzania: Open letter to States for joint action to address crackdown on civic space and prevent a further deterioration of the situation Excellency, Ahead of the 39th regular...
 

Defender of the month: Vicky Ntetema

Vicky Ntetema is a former journalist and human rights defenders (HRDs) from Tanzania whose work spans more than two decades. In light of her home country’s recent crackdown on civic space, she has begun focusing her efforts towards full-time advocacy, bringing greater attention to human...
 

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...
 

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: Statement on the adoption of Tanzania’s UPR outcome

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project welcomes Tanzania’s efforts towards addressing human rights violations, with a particular focus on those targeting women and people with albinism. However, we remain concerned about the growing number of violations against human rights defenders who challenge the violation of land rights, civil and political rights, health related rights, and LGBTI rights, who are regularly targeted by the state, through arbitrary detention, judicial and administrative harassment, reprisals, and office raids...
 

Tanzania: End harassment of human rights defenders

DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) are concerned about the growing number of violations against human rights defenders (HRDs) in Tanzania. HRDs who challenge the violation of land rights, civil and political rights,...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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...
 

ACHPR: Oral intervention on the report of the Chairperson, Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa

Oral intervention on the report of the Chairperson, Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa 53rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Banjul, The Gambia, 13th April 2013 Honorable Chairperson, commissioners, distinguished delegates, The East...
 

Tanzania: Police Must Investigate Death of Human Rights Defender in Mara

Joint press statement from the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network and our member, the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition, calling for full police investigations into the death of Eustace Nyarugenda. Mr Nyarugenda, the executive director of the Action Based Community Foundation...
 

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:
 

Civil society concern at ban of newspaper in Tanzania

Article 19, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Committee to Protect Journalists, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, Legal and Human Rights Centre, Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition and the Media Institute of Southern Africa-Tanzania, are concerned about...
 

Tanzania: Drop Charges against Human Rights Defenders

Press Statement 10th February 2012 Sixteen human rights defenders were arrested, charged with “unlawful protest”, and released on bail in Dar es Salaam yesterday. The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) and the Tanzanian Human Rights Defenders Coalition call on the...
 

A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Tanzania

Download the Report The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) along with Protection Desk Uganda (PDU) a joint project of EHAHRDP and Protection International that carries out security training, assessment and offers advice on security matters, carried out a fact-finding mission...
 

Arrest of two online editors in Tanzania

EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK Kampala: EHAHRD-Net condemns arrest of editors in Tanzania The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (EHAHRD-Net) condemns the arrest of two online editors in Tanzania. Maxello Mello and Mike Mushi were reportedly detained...
 

Attacks on Journalists in Tanzania

EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK Kampala: EHAHRD-Net condemns attack on Journalists in Tanzania Once revered as one of Africa’s most stable countries, Tanzania has recently slipped into the brackets of countries harassing the media. Two editors of Mwanahalisi a privately owned...