To the family and friends of Diallo Abdul Gadiry I am saddened by the news that my colleague and long-time friend Diallo Abdul Gadiry is no more. On behalf of AfricanDefenders (Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network) & DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders...

Photocredit: Newswire Together with 32 other civil society organisations and 89 human rights experts, we released a statement highlighting that the case brought by human rights activist and lawyer Professor Chidi Anselm Odinkalu serves as an opportunity for Nigeria’s judiciary to ensure that the protection of...

On behalf of DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and AfricanDefenders (Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network), I express my deepest condolences to the family, friends, and human rights fraternity of the late Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, who passed away on 30 September 2020. Professor Woldemariam...

Today is International Day for Universal Access to Information. Citizens have a right to know what is going on in their countries - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic it is crucial to have access to reliable information. Information is increasingly shared online, making digital space...