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...

  On 12 September 2019, DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project), in collaboration with AfricanDefenders (the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network), convened the second interactive dialogue between protection service providers (PSPs) and human rights defenders (HRDs) in exile in Uganda....

South Africa: The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) and the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (AfricanDefenders) strongly condemn the violence against foreign nationals living in South Africa. On 1 September 2019, waves of xenophobic violence erupted in South Africa, as South African citizens attacked...

This statement was first published by the West Africa Human Rights Defenders Network.    The West Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (WAHRDN) is very worried with the spate of violence and killings meted out to fellow African from other parts of Africa by some citizens of South...