Oral statements to the Council Advocacy documents and press releases Side-events at the Council Outcomes and resolutions My delegation took an active part in the last UN Human Rights Council session of the year, the HRC’s 42nd regular session (HRC42, 9-27 September 2019). The session witnessed a record number of resolutions adopted by the Council for […]
The UN Human Rights Council (“the Council”) showed its resolve to address the crimes committed in Eritrea by extending the mandate of its top expert on the country today. A new Special Rapporteur on Eritrea will soon succeed Ms. Sheila Keetharuth, who has served for six years on the position and played a key role in shining a light on the country’s human rights record, which remains one of the most abysmal in the world.
An Open Letter to H.E. Mme. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, from South Sudanese and International Non-Governmental Organisations
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HRC33: Intervention orale pendant le dialogue interactif sur le Burundi // Oral statement during the Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on Burundi
Le Projet des défenseurs des droits de l’homme de l’Est et la Corne de l’Afrique remercie les experts pour leur rapport. En tant que Burundaise, j’apprécie le travail accompli par les experts pour documenter la grave et inquiétante réalité dans laquelle vit mon peuple aujourd’hui…
Burundi: Government threatens reprisals and walks out during special review by UN Committee against Torture
Burundi : le Gouvernement menace de représailles et sort de l’examen spécial par Comité de l’ONU contre la Torture
Examination of Burundi by the Committee against Torture: civil society condemns a human rights crisis
Examen du Burundi par le Comité contre la Torture : la société civile dénonce une crise des droits humains
DefendDefenders calls upon the UNHRC to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea and for the establishment of a structure by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights with a protection and promotion mandate, to assist in ensuring accountability for human rights violations in Eritrea.
In light of the Eritrean Government’s continued and egregious violation of human rights, 22 CSOs urge the UN Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea and support the establishment of robust accountability mechanisms to facilitate access to justice to the victims of human rights violations and crimes against humanity in Eritrea.
South Sudan: Open letter to Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission of the Agreement for Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan
29 South Sudanese, African, and international NGOs respond to arguments – put forth in a New York Times op-ed attributed to Salva Kiir and Riek Machar – to forgo the establishment of a Hybrid Court.