African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights: Side Event on the Human Rights Situation in Somalia and Sudan

The human rights situations in Somalia and Sudan continue to be among the gravest, and most complex, on the African Continent. Today, on the margins of the African Commission at 6pm, in Committee Room 1, EHAHRDP and our partners from ACJPS, SIHA, and SIMHA, will be hosting a major side-event to explore these challenges.

On the panel is Hon. Commissioner Reine Alapini-Gansou, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa for the ACHPR.

Please join us. Refreshments (and lively debate) will be provided.

Somalia Sudan Flyer


Human Rights Defender of the month: Veronica Almedom

Veronica Almedom is a poster child of successful immigration. A duo Eritrean and Swiss citizen, she was born in Italy, and grew up in Switzerland where she permanently resides. Her parents are some of the earliest victims of Eritrea’s cycles of violence. When Eritrea’s war of independence peaked in the early 1980s, they escaped the country as unaccompanied minors, wandering through Sudan, Saudi Arabia, before making the hazard journey across the Mediterranean into Europe. There, they crossed first to Italy, and finally, to Switzerland, where they settled first as refugees, and later, as permanent residents.