Reports

10 Year Anniversary Publication

On 27th October 2015, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) celebrated ten years of defending human right activists throughout the East and Horn of Africa. To mark this occasion, EHAHRDP has produced an anniversary publication.   [button size=” style=” text=’Download PDF’ icon=” icon_color=” link=’https://defenddefenders.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/10-years-defending-defenders.pdf’ target=’_self’ color=” hover_color=” border_color=” hover_border_color=” background_color=” hover_background_color=” font_style=” font_weight=” text_align=” margin=”]  

New report details shrinking space of civil society during elections in Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi And Uganda.

Human rights defenders face increasing and worsening restrictions when working during electoral periods, finds a new report published today by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP). In its new report “Caught Up in Bitter Contests: Human Rights Defenders Working in the Context of Elections in Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi and Uganda”, EHAHRDP has documented alarming cross-regional trends prior to, during, and after elections. The report details the tactics used by the four states in the region to limit the operating environment

Annual Report 2014

  Throughout the year, EHAHRDP has reported on the harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders (HRDs) and journalists, and increasing attempts by state and non-state actors to undermine and disrupt the activities of civil society. We have also seen HRDs who continue to place themselves on the frontline of human rights protection, often at intolerable risks to their own safety. From South Sudan to Burundi to Ethiopia, the operating environment for human rights activism continues to shrink. It is in this context that EHAHRDP,

Publication: The State of African Human Rights Defenders 2015

(Banjul, The Gambia) A compilation of country studies examining the situation of human rights defenders in Africa has been released today by the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network. The State of African Human Rights Defenders 2015 explores challenges, restrictions, and protections on the fundamental freedoms necessary for human rights defenders to operate freely and challenge human rights abuses in their communities. Launched on the sidelines of the 56th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the report serves as a call to African states

2015: Burundi at a turning point

DefendDefenders details extensively how the relationship between civil society and Burundian state authorities dramatically deteriorated ahead of the April 2015 Presidential elections.

Au Burundi: Un nouveau rapport détaille les attaques à grande échelle et systématiques contre les défenseurs des droits de l’homme

Les défenseurs des droits de l’homme burundais opèrent dans un des espaces les plus restreints de la région d’Afrique de l’Est, affirme un nouveau rapport publié aujourd’hui par le East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP). Le rapport de 56 pages intitulé “2015: Tournant décisif au Burundi” recense une hausse extrêmement inquiétante d’instances de harcèlement, d’intimidation et d’attaques contre les défenseurs des droits de l’homme. Le rapport décrit en détail la détérioration de la relation entre les autorités burundaises et la société

South Sudan: New Report Highlights Renewed Government Clampdown on Human Rights Defenders

Throughout 2014, human rights defenders in South Sudan have borne the brunt of a renewed government clampdown, finds a new report published today by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP). The report, entitled “For Us, Silence is Not an Option: Human Rights Defenders and the South Sudan Civil War”, documents a worsening pattern of harassment, intimidation, threats, and legislative reforms, all targeting South Sudanese human rights defenders. Since December 15th 2013, South Sudan has been engulfed by a humanitarian and

South Sudan: Report Highlights Persistent Pattern of Attacks against Human Rights Defenders

Human rights defenders in South Sudan are facing increasingly grave risks in undertaking human rights monitoring and reporting, finds a new report published today by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP). The report, entitled “Change will not come until we talk about reality: The Closing Space for Human Rights Defenders in South Sudan, documents a pattern of harassment, intimidation, threats, and serious physical attacks against South Sudanese human rights defenders. The report is being launched today in Juba, South Sudan,

Uganda/Tanzania: New Report Highlights Harassment and Restrictions of Human Rights Defenders Engaging with the Resource Extraction Industries

Human rights defenders monitoring the resource extraction industries face serious threats and restrictions in the course of their work, finds a new report published today by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP). “Only the brave talk about oil”: Human Rights Defenders and the Resource Extraction Industries in Uganda and Tanzania details incidents of harassment of human rights defenders as well as imposed restrictions on freedoms of association, expression, and access to information in the two East African nations. Resource extraction by firms

Justice pour Ernest Manirumva réclamée lors de la commémoration mensuelle de son assassinat

Communiqué de presse Le 9 novembre 2011 BURUNDI : Justice pour Ernest Manirumva réclamée lors de la commémoration mensuelle de son assassinat Il faut respecter les normes d’un procès équitable et mener des enquêtes complémentaires impartiales à temps si la justice doit être rendue pour l’assassinat d’Ernest Manirumva, a déclaré aujourd’hui le Projet des défenseurs des droits humains de l’Est et la Corne de l’Afrique (EHAHRDP), au moment de la publication de son rapport sur le dossier. Ernest Manirumva était un défenseur des droits humains

EHAHRDP-Net Strategic Meeting Report

Download the Report The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (EHAHRD-NET) organized its second Strategic Planning Meeting for the network’s focal representatives on the 1st and 2nd May 2010 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo in Kampala.

A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Tanzania

Download the Report The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) along with Protection Desk Uganda (PDU) a joint project of EHAHRDP and Protection International that carries out security training, assessment and offers advice on security matters, carried out a fact-finding mission to Tanzania from the 25th-28th November 2009. The overall objective was to assess the situation of human rights defenders in Tanzania.