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...

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...

[button size='medium' style='' text='Read the Annual Report' icon='fa-book' icon_color='' link='https://africandefenders.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Annual-Report-2019-FINAL-compressed.pdf' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin=''] In 2019, DefendDefenders and its partners continued to monitor and document human rights violations across the East and Horn of Africa sub-region, with a focus...

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...