DefendDefenders at the
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

DefendDefenders conduct strategic work with and towards the African Commission on Human and
Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights defenders (HRDs)
in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region. 
ACHPR observer status

In 2009, DefendDefenders obtained observer status with the ACHPR, and since then we have consistently engaged with the Commission to highlight issues pertinent to HRDs in the East and Horn of Africa.

Engagement with the Commission and its special mechanisms

We engage with diplomatic missions and ACHPR members to ensure the protection and promotion of HRDs.

HRDs to the ACHPR

To ensure that HRDs are heard at the ACHPR, DefendDefenders brings HRDs from the East and Horn of Africa sub-region to the ACHPR sessions.

Relevant News

States should make deliberate efforts to foster an inclusive society

DefendDefenders joins the world to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme “leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world” underscores the importance of fostering an inclusive society.