Uganda: Government Must Ensure Safety of All Citizens

President Museveni’s decision to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Act into law on 24th February has led to a near immediate and widely predicted escalation of mob justice in Uganda. Urgent steps must be taken by the Ugandan government to protect the safety and right to life of all its citizens, and protect against a breakdown in […]

Uganda: President Should Reject Anti-Homosexuality Bill [Joint press release]

(Kampala, December 21, 2013) – Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, should veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by parliament on December 20, 2013, four Ugandan and international human rights organizations said today. The bill would increase penalties for some forms of consensual same-sex conduct between adults, curtail constitutionally protected rights to privacy, family life, and equality, and violate […]

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.

ACHPR: Remarks presented at the 53rd ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights held in Banjul, The Gambia

Remarks presented at the 53rd ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights held in Banjul, The Gambia 10th April 2013 Madame Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State Delegates, representatives of NHRIs and NGOs; all protocols respectfully observed: On behalf of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, I would like […]

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 […]

Declaration of the 3rd Focal Point Meeting of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network

Having considered reports on the situation for human rights defenders in each country of the sub-region, namely Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (and Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda; Concerned about the escalating threats and challenges that human rights defenders operating in the sub-region continue to face, including the use of legislative […]

Uganda: Police raid on LGBTI activists workshop in Kampala condemned

Yesterday’s raid on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) workshop by the Uganda police was arbitrary, and an illegitimate infringement on freedom of association and assembly, said the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP), Front Line Defenders, Freedom House, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), Amnesty International, and the […]