The government of Tanzania should end its hostile rhetoric toward civil society groups and threats to obstruct their work, 18 national and international nongovernmental organizations said today. The comments have targeted groups helping pregnant girls finish their education and those working to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The organizations […]
Although the Internet has become a powerful tool for human rights defenders, they are also increasingly confronted with government imposed restrictions. In an Oral Intervention, DefendDefenders highlights worrying trends affecting freedom of expression online in Tanzania and Uganda.
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 […]