Human Rights Situation in the East and Horn of Africa (April – October 2019)

In its bi-annual report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) provides a six-month overview of events affecting the rights to freedom of association, expression, and peaceful assembly in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region.  DefendDefenders welcomes the opportunity offered […]

Reflections on the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council

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 […]

Reflections on the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council

Oral statements to the Council Briefing papers and press releases Side-events at the Council Outcomes and resolutions My delegation attended the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC41), building on successful outcomes of previous sessions. We emphasise that being a member of the Council does not prevent scrutiny, and that the Council should stand […]

ACHPR63: Updates from the East and Horn of Africa (April 2018 – October 2018)

In its bi-annual report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, DefendDefenders provides a six-month overview of events affecting the rights to freedom of association, expression, and peaceful assembly in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region. Despite some areas of improvement in specific country situations, this submission highlights worrying trends across the […]

Réflexions sur la 39ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU

Interventions au Conseil Notes de cadrage et communiqués de presse Événements parallèles Résolutions English version À l’entame de la 39ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme (HRC39), le directeur exécutif de DefendDefenders, Hassan Shire, a souhaité la bienvenue à la nouvelle Haute-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme, Michelle Bachelet. Son intervention faisait […]

Final Communiqué on the 5th EHAHRD-Net focal point meeting

5th Focal Point Meeting 2 and 3 July 2018 – Kampala, Uganda 1) The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (Network) held its fifth Focal Point Meeting from 2 to 3 July 2018, at Skyz Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.   2) The Focal Point Meeting brought together national coalition representatives, country focal […]