Ethiopia: DefendDefenders meets stakeholders and HRDs in Addis Ababa

The appointment of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as Prime Minister of Ethiopia comes with increasing reforms in the country, including opening up of civic space. Taking advantage of this opportunity, a delegation from DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and AfricanDefenders (the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network) visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  […]

Eritrea: change course and engage with UN rights review

PRESS RELEASE – The Eritrean government should seize the opportunity of its human rights review, today at the UN Human Rights Council (“the Council”), to finally commit to addressing the grave human rights violations identified by independent observers. Eritrea’s Universal Periodic Re­view (UPR) comes a month after it took a seat within the UN’s top […]

Réflexions sur la 39ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU

Interventions au Conseil Notes de cadrage et communiqués de presse Événements parallèles Résolutions English version À l’entame de la 39ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme (HRC39), le directeur exécutif de DefendDefenders, Hassan Shire, a souhaité la bienvenue à la nouvelle Haute-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme, Michelle Bachelet. Son intervention faisait […]

Final Communiqué on the 5th EHAHRD-Net focal point meeting

5th Focal Point Meeting 2 and 3 July 2018 – Kampala, Uganda 1) The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (Network) held its fifth Focal Point Meeting from 2 to 3 July 2018, at Skyz Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.   2) The Focal Point Meeting brought together national coalition representatives, country focal […]

NGOs respond to allegations by Ambassador Haley

22 June 2018 Dear Ambassador Haley, We write in response to your letter of 20 June 2018, in which you suggest that NGOs are somehow responsible for your decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council. The decision to resign from the Council was that of the US administration alone. We had legitimate concerns that […]

Réflexions sur la 38ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU

Interventions au Conseil Notes de cadrage et communiqués de presse Événements parallèles Résolutions English version L’ouverture de la 38ème session a été marquée par un événement sans précédent : le retrait des États-Unis du Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU (CDH). Il s’agit en effet, au cours des 12 ans d’existence du Conseil, du premier […]