ACHPR61: Updates from the East and Horn of Africa (May – October 2017)

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The full report was compiled with input from National Coalitions for Human Rights Defenders and local focal points in the East and Horn of Africa, and submitted on 1 November 2017 at the 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, the Gambia.

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