Although Burundians continue to face human rights violations committed with impunity, the Government has been unwilling to cooperate or engage with the UN Commission of Inquiry. In an Oral Intervention DefendDefenders calls on all members of the UN Human Rights Council to remind Burundi of its obligations and preserve the credibility of the Council.
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.
HRC34: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on human rights defenders and on the prevention of torture
At the UN Human Rights Council, DefendDefenders highlights the risk faced by defenders working on particular issues, and the excesses taking place under Ethiopia’s state of emergency.
The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (EHAHRD-Net) held its third General Assembly from 21 to 22 February 2017 at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Kampala, Uganda. The General Assembly (GA) brought together development partners, coalition representatives, country focal points and human rights defenders (HRDs) from Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, South […]
Open letter: UNHRC should renew and strengthen mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
We, the undersigned South Sudanese, regional and international non-governmental organisations, write to urge your delegation to renew and strengthen the mandate and capacity of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan to address the continued lack of accountability for severe, widespread and on-going crimes under international law and human rights violations and abuses, many of which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, during the upcoming 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.