As the Eritrean regime prepares to celebrate its 24th year in power, its citizens live in fear. In an Oral Intervention at the Human Rights Council, DefendDefenders calls attention to the grave human rights situation in Eritrea and the resulting exodus as people flee the country.
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 […]
Today, Eritreans in London and Stockholm demonstrate to once again draw attention to the actions of one of the world’s most repressive regimes. Among those protesting are people who have not heard from family members since they were arrested in September 2001. Some are part of a civil society that is now forced to operate […]
At the end of the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, DefendDefenders looks back on three weeks of intense advocacy efforts, which, despite challenges along the way, resulted in a number of key decisions for civil society as a whole, and in the East and Horn of Africa in particular.