31 Ugandan and international human rights groups call upon the Ugandan Police Force to promptly, thoroughly, and transparently investigate a series of attacks on non-governmental organisations and human rights defenders.
Burundi: civil society calls on government to cooperate with the Committee against Torture and submit its special report without further delay
Burundi : Les représentants de la société civile appellent le gouvernement à collaborer avec le Comité contre la Torture des Nations Unies et à soumettre son rapport spécial dans les meilleurs délais.
10 Ugandan civil society organisations urge the government of Uganda to conduct swift and transparent investigations the recent wave of office break-ins targeting human rights organisations and take steps to put an end to the practice.
Les défenseurs dénoncent : la peur des jeunes Burundais cachés à Bujumbura
The lives of civilians in Sudan’s conflict areas of Darfur, Blue Nile, and South Kordofan continue to be marred by armed conflict, insecurity, and serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. Impunity for these abuses against civilians remains the norm. 5 CSOs urge the ACHPR to take action.
Pepe Onziema addresses ACHPR58 with recommendations to improve the human rights situation in the East and Horn of Africa
An overview of the Human Rights Situation in the East and Horn of Africa between October 2015 and March 2016
Four representatives of Sudanese civil society were intercepted by security officials at Khartoum International Airport on their way to a high level human rights meeting with diplomats in Geneva. 36 organisations and seven prominent Sudanese individuals condemn this blatant contempt for HRDs in Sudan and human rights in general.
DefendDefenders hit the ground running in 2016, as human rights defenders across the entire sub-region of the East and Horn of Africa face increasing restrictions on their rights and their ability to work.
As the 31st session of the UN HRC comes to an end, our eyes turn to Geneva and the member states of the Council, awaiting a strong resolution establishing such a mechanism. Yesterday, we spoke to a journalist and human rights defender who was forced to flee South Sudan after his life was threatened by government security forces. His story shows once again the dire need for strong action by the Council.