BURUNDI: Un éminent défenseur des droits de l’homme blessé dans une attaque brutale

(KAMPALA) East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) condamne avec fermeté la tentative d’assassinat du défenseur des droits de l’homme et leader de la société civile, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. M. Mbonimpa; qui a été fusillé et blessé par des individus armés et non identifiés sur les motocyclettes hier soir alors qu’il se […]

Somaliland: Release Human Rights Defender Guleid Ahmed Jama

State authorities in Somaliland must immediately release detained lawyer and human rights defender Guleid Ahmed Jama, who is being detained on wholly baseless charges, said the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, in a statement released today. Guleid Ahmed Jama is a respected lawyer and the Chairperson for Somaliland’s Human Rights Centre. […]

2015: Burundi at a turning point

DefendDefenders details extensively how the relationship between civil society and Burundian state authorities dramatically deteriorated ahead of the April 2015 Presidential elections.

Soudan du Sud: Lettre Publique à l’attention des Missions Permanentes des États Africains auprès de l’Organisation des Nations Unies à Genève Algérie, Bénin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Éthiopie, Gabon, Kenya, Maroc, Namibie, Sierra Leone et Afrique du Sud

Excellences, Les organisations soussignées de la société civile africaine écrivent urgemment afin d’appeler les membres du Groupe africain à veiller à ce que les violations graves, massives et continues du droit international humanitaire et des droits humains au Soudan du Sud soient traitées de façon adéquate par le Conseil des droits de l’homme lors de […]

South Sudan: Public Letter To The Permanent Missions of African States to the United Nations in Geneva Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Sierra Leone and South Africa

Excellencies, The undersigned African civil society organisations write to urgently appeal to members of the African Group to ensure that the serious, widespread, and ongoing violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in South Sudan are adequately addressed by the UN Human Rights Council during its 26th session. To that end, we call for […]

Declaration of the EHAHRD-Net during its 4th Focal Point Meeting

Declaration of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network during its 4th Focal Point Meeting held on 5th and 6th May 2014 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda Having considered reports on the situation for human rights defenders in each country of the sub-region, namely Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, […]

Cameroon: Investigate the Killing of Eric Ohena Lembembe

The Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRDN) condemns the torture and killing of Mr Eric Ohena Lembembe, executive director of the Cameroon AIDS Foundation (CAMFAIDS) and extends its condolences to Mr. Lembembe’s family and friends.

Somalia: Ensure Justice for Murdered Journalist

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project condemns the killing of Mohamed Ibrahim Rageh in Mogadishu yesterday, and expresses its deep condolences to Mr Rageh’s family and friends.

End of year message from EHAHRDP’s Executive Director

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 […]