The Uganda Police Force (UPF) must preserve the sanctity of
DefendDefenders examines the situation of HRDs living and working in exile, and provides a resource guide of the various support mechanisms available to them.
On the occasion of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander’s birthday, DefendDefenders extends its warmest wishes and congratulations to the leadership and the people of the Netherlands and recognises the critical support they have provided in the promotion and protection of human rights in the East and Horn of Africa.
Over the course of the electoral period, Ugandan police and security forces have targeted scores of journalists by restricting access to information, damaging and confiscating equipment, and have subjected them to intimidation, physical attacks and arbitrary arrests.
25 CSOs urgently request immediate action to condemn the internet shutdown in Uganda, and to prevent any systematic or targeted attacks on democracy and freedom of expression in other African nations during forthcoming elections in 2016.
Last week, the Human Rights Council concluded its 30th session,
Human rights defenders face increasing and worsening restrictions when working