Sudanese authorities have been unjustly holding Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, Hafiz Idris, and Mobarak Adam Abdalla, three human rights defenders, and have charged them with ‘crimes against the state which carry the death penalty, 30 human rights groups and individuals said today. Dr. Mudawi Ibahim Adam and Hafiz Idris have been held for approximately seven […]
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.
Despite the adoption of various resolution by the African Commission, the right to freedom of expression continues to be violated both online and offline. In Niamey, DefendDefenders provides an overview of the most pressing cases from the sub-region to the Commissioners.
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 […]