This press release was first published by the West African Human Rights Defenders Network  Lome, February 3rd, 2020 Guinea is experiencing political dissension over the proposed constitutional reform and legislative elections scheduled for February 16th , 2020. Demonstrations called throughout the country by opposition political parties and...

From 11-16 October 2019, DefendDefenders  and AfricanDefenders conducted a mission to Sudan, at a critical time for the coun­try and the human rights its people. The delegation was led by Hassan Shire (AfricanDefenders' Chairperson and DefendDefenders' Executive Director) and included Majid Maali (Capacity Buil­ding Officer)...

Item 8: Activity report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and focal point on reprisals in Africa  Honourable Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State delegates, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions and non-governmental organisations, DefendDefenders (The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and AfricanDefenders...

65th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Item 8: Activity report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa   Honourable Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State delegates, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions and non-governmental organisations, Defend Defenders (The...