Campaign on the UN Human Rights Council

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EHAHRDP/Net is current a member of the Human Rights Council Network. This is a small network of NGOs from across the globe seeking to, amongst other things, re-enforce the engagement of southern NGOs with the Human Rights Council. Along with two other HRC-Net members from Africa, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and African Democracy Forum (ADF), EHAHRDP initiated a campaign aimed at preventing Egypt from being selected as the forthcoming HRC president. The letter, which was signed onto by 32 NGOs from 20 African countries, and was sent out to African Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFAs) as well as to other key states, generated significant discussion and also a certain amount of unease amongst the rather negative Egyptian mission in Geneva who later pulled out of the nomination process. Ambassador Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi of Nigeria was finally selected as the 2008-2009 session President.


Human Rights Defender of the Month: Malab Alneel

Malab Alneel was only 20 when Sudan’s revolution started in December 2018, but she knew it was the moment to get involved: “I grew up in a house that was very political. All of my sisters are activists, my parents are very involved. Activism has always been there. But for me it started with the revolution. It just felt like a time for change.”


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