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Rwanda: Joint submission by EHAHRDP and CIVICUS to UPR

Joint submission by East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project and CIVICUS, World Alliance for Citizen Participation to the UN Universal Periodic Review on the urgent concerns relating to the operating environment in which civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists have been systemically targeted by the government of the Republic of Rwanda since 2011.

Joint UPR Submission on Rwanda – CIVICUS and EHAHRDP – 23rd Session


Human Rights Defender of the month: Pamela Angwench Judith

For most of her life, Pamela Angwech’s existence has always been a defiant and simultaneous act of survival and resistance. In 1976 when she was born, the anti-Amin movement was gathering pace, and her family was one of the earliest victims of the then dictatorship’s reprisals in Northern Uganda. Her father, a passionate educationist in Kitgum district was one of the most vocal critics of the dictatorship’s human rights excesses, which made him an obvious target of the state’s marauding vigilantes.