Hassan Shire, (AfricanDefenders Chairperson and the Executive Director of DefendDefenders), alongside H.E. Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso  (Chairperson, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights) gave a statement at the 2020 Forum on the Participation of NGOs/Civil Society Organizations in the Work of the 66th Ordinary...

A podcast series on African human rights defenders in exile   “If you have to leave, leave. But refuse to keep quiet. Silencing you is what all oppressive regimes want. Don’t stop defending others because you are outside your country. Defending others is defending ourselves.”  Interview with an...

This post was first published by DefendDefenders Oral statements delivered by DefendDefenders at the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC44, 30 June-20 July 2020)   Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the annual report of the High Commissioner (2 July 2020) Madam President, Madam High Commissioner, We welcome your...

This article was first published by the Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network and Maverick Citizen launched the Southern Africa Weekly Human Rights Roundup, aimed at highlighting important human rights news in Southern Africa. The Human Rights Roundup integrates...