Elections are a challenging period in many African countries. In the past ten years, many African nations have experienced pre- and post-election violence which resulted in the loss of lives, properties, and stability. Human rights defenders (HRDs) involved in electoral processes as observers, civic educators, and...

Dear friends and colleagues, This year was overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected our normal way of operating. With offices closed, our technology set up allowed us to rethink and adapt quickly to the restrictive pandemic measures. We always made it clear that while it is legitimate to weigh public health concerns against the protection of fundamental rights, any such...

URGENT CALL :   Douala-Ndjamena , November 28, 2020 : The Human Rights Defenders Network in Central Africa (REDHAC) has heard with great concern of the arbitrary and illegal arrest and detention of Mr. KEMBA Didah Alain, coordinator of the Mouvement Citoyen le Temps (MCT), and his...

Source: The Cairo Institute of Human Studies  Your Excellency, In solidarity with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), we are human rights organisations and initiatives writing to express our utmost concern regarding the unprecedented and alarming escalation against EIPR, one of Egypt’s oldest and most reputable human rights...