Somaliland authorities should immediately end judicial harassment of the Human Right Center’s staff.
South Sudan: Open letter to African Union heads of state and government on supporting an open and genuine national dialogue
60 civil society organisations call upon African Union member state diplomatic missions in Addis Ababa to urge their leaders to act to prevent perpetual cycles of violence in South Sudan by supporting an open and inclusive national dialogue process
DefendDefenders is in the process of recruiting a Project Coordinator for its work in supporting human rights defenders in the Great Lakes region.
(20 December 2016) A prominent Sudanese human rights defender (HRD), Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, is currently detained incommunicado by the country’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Dr. Mudawi was arrested at the University of Khartoum, where he is a professor, on 7 December 2016 alongside his longtime driver, Adam El Sheikh Mukhtar. Both men […]
Dear friends and colleagues, 2016 has been a challenging year for human rights defenders across the African continent, where tectonic shifts on the global political landscape have directly impacted the work of human rights activists on the ground. DefendDefenders has been busier than ever, working to protect the space for human rights defenders (HRDs) in […]