DefendDefenders raises challenges facing human rights organisations and campaigns at an institutional level in the East and Horn of Africa at the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights.
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 […]
On World Press Freedom Day, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the ever-present and evolving threats facing journalists working in volatile political context, often thrust onto the front lines of human rights defence as they report on violations and abuses. While great strides have been made for and by journalists in […]
The explosive boom in connectivity and online participation in the East and Horn of Africa has opened up a new world of possibilities for human rights defenders and civil society organisation. However, as access to technology continues to grow, they are also presented with new challenges. Governments in the East and Horn of Africa have […]