HRC33: Statement on the adoption of Tanzania’s UPR outcome

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project welcomes Tanzania’s efforts towards addressing human rights violations, with a particular focus on those targeting women and people with albinism. However, we remain concerned about the growing number of violations against human rights defenders who challenge the violation of land rights, civil and political rights, health related rights, and LGBTI rights, who are regularly targeted by the state, through arbitrary detention, judicial and administrative harassment, reprisals, and office raids…

Uganda: End indiscriminate attacks on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders – Uganda (NCHRD-U) and the undersigned civil society organisations strongly condemn the continued violation of human rights by the Ugandan Police Force (UPF) following the 4 August raid on a lawful LGBTI assembly. We call on the Uganda Government to respect the rights to freedom of assembly as guaranteed […]

Sudan: Joint civil society statement regarding sexual violence in conflict

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 24 individuals and civil society organisations call on the Sudanese government to end the widespread sexual violence committed by its security forces and to reverse the atmosphere of impunity that fosters it.

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.

Human Rights Council resists attempts to stifle debate and makes modest progress on rights

(Geneva) – The Human Rights Council has resisted attempts to stifle debate and prevent human rights progress, with the adoption of critically important resolutions on issues including the protection of civil society space and the prevention of violence and discrimination against LGBT persons, a coalition of leading non-governmental organisations said today. In a joint statement delivered by ISHR to the […]

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, […]

Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Situation of HRDs

Today, 10th March 2014, Mrs Margaret Sekaggya addressed the UN Human Rights Council for the final time in her capacity as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, before stepping down next month after six years in the position. EHAHRDP’s Executive Director, Mr Hassan Shire, presented the following statement during the interactive dialogue […]