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Updates from April 2021

Dear friends and colleagues, This month we participated in the 68th virtual ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission).

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Updates from February 2021

Dear friends and colleagues, Defending human rights is associated with various risks including: intimidation, harassment, physical threats, stress, depression or burn-out. Women human rights defenders

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Updates from January 2021

Dear friends and colleagues, Internet shutdowns are becoming increasingly wide-spread tools of oppression in the East and Horn of Africa. Cutting access to the internet

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End of year statement 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, This year was overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected our normal way of operating. With offices closed, our technology set up allowed us to rethink and adapt quickly to the restrictive pandemic measures. We always

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Updates from November 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, Governments have a monopoly on the use of force so as to protect a social contract with its people. This monopoly, however, does not legitimise police

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Updates from October 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, Election periods are critical for any democracy although often a challenging time in East and Horn of Africa sub-region, particularly for

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Updates from September 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, Electoral periods are often challenging times for human rights defenders (HRDs), particularly those monitoring elections and those promoting good governance. Cases

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Updates from August 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, On 12 August, we celebrated International Youth Day. Despite the fact that the majority of our continent is younger than 35,

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Updates from July 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, While the world struggles to maintain some semblance of normalcy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, let us refrain from being comfortable with

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