DefendDefenders is gravely concerned with the escalating human rights crisis in Ethiopia and the alarming level of threat civil society in South Sudan is facing.
Letter from 33 NGOs and individuals regarding the human rights situation in Sudan in advance of the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council
To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, Switzerland 7 September 2016 Re: Current human rights and humanitarian situation in Sudan Excellency, Our organisations write to you in advance of the opening of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to share our serious concerns […]
Ethiopia: Civil society groups urge international investigation into ongoing human rights violations
A group of civil society organizations are calling for an independent and impartial international investigation into human rights violations in Ethiopia, including the unlawful killing of peaceful protesters and a recent spate of arrests of civil society members documenting this crackdown. DefendDefenders (East and Horn of African Human Rights Defenders Project), the Association for Human […]
Examination of Burundi by the Committee against Torture: civil society condemns a human rights crisis
Examen du Burundi par le Comité contre la Torture : la société civile dénonce une crise des droits humains
DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and the Community Empowerment for Progress Organisation (CEPO) are calling for the immediate release of renowned journalist and editor Alfred Taban. The Editor-in-Chief of the Juba Monitor was arrested by agents of the National Security Services in the afternoon of 16 July and taken to […]