DefendDefenders highlights the continuing deterioration of the situation of human rights defenders in Burundi and the continued use of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation to prosecute peaceful protesters in Ethiopia at the UN Human Rights Council.
Brussels, 13 June 2016 Dear President, High Representative, Dear Commissioners, The Prime Minister of Ethiopia will be visiting Brussels for the 2016 European Development Days. We urge you to express serious concerns about the Ethiopian Government’s violent repression of the Oromo protests, and its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protesters, and […]
The Ethiopian Government must end its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protestors as well as members and leaders of the political opposition through the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.
DefendDefenders highlights the situation of human rights defenders from the East and Horn of Africa before the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights.
An overview of the Human Rights Situation in the East and Horn of Africa between October 2015 and March 2016
Djibouti, Ethiopia, and South Sudan: DefendDefenders Condemns Attacks and Arrests of HRDs and Journalists
Kampala – While the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (DefendDefenders) offices were closed over the holiday, a violent and extremely worrying series of attacks against HRDs took place in the sub-region. In Djibouti, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, state authorities have repeatedly attempted to silence journalists, human rights activists, and NGOs through […]
Human Rights Agenda (HURIA), The National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders-Kenya (NCHRD-K) and the East and Horn of Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) has learnt, with shock, of the intention of the Inspector General of Police of Kenya to freeze the bank accounts of two highly respected Kenyan human rights organizations.
Dear Friends and Partners, Season’s greetings from East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project! The year 2012 has been a productive and eventful one at EHAHRDP, as I hope it has also been with you. A major success in 2012 was the culmination of years of advocacy by EHAHRDP, network members and partners for greater […]
We, the undersigned, are a diverse group of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world. With elections to the United Nations Human Rights Council quickly approaching, and with Ethiopia standing as a candidate, we are writing to urge your government to demonstrate its commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights.
Joint letter requesting Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to remove arbitrary restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and association in Ethiopia
October 9, 2012 Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister P.O. Box 1031 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Re: Restrictions on Civil Society and Media Dear Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, As you assume the Premiership of Ethiopia, we, the undersigned organisations and individuals, would like to take the opportunity to […]