H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Cc.: H.E. Mr. Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Ms. Deqa Yasin, Minister of Women and Human Rights Development H.E. Ms. Ebyan Mahamed Salah, Ambassador,...

HIGHLIGHTS In October, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) held its 65th ordinary session in Banjul, The Gambia. We supported the participation of human rights defenders in the NGO forum, ordinary session and also conducted bilateral meetings and strategic advocacy. Six human rights...

Communiqué on the Ubuntu Hub Cities coordinators workshop From 4 to 8 November 2019, AfricanDefenders (the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network) organised a workshop that brought together hub cities coordinators and implementing partners of the Ubuntu Hub Cities initiative to strengthen the local implementation of the initiative.  The Ubuntu Hub Cities initiative is a city-based relocation initiative for human rights...

From 11-16 October 2019, DefendDefenders  and AfricanDefenders conducted a mission to Sudan, at a critical time for the coun­try and the human rights its people. The delegation was led by Hassan Shire (AfricanDefenders' Chairperson and DefendDefenders' Executive Director) and included Majid Maali (Capacity Buil­ding Officer)...

Item 8: Activity report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and focal point on reprisals in Africa  Honourable Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State delegates, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions and non-governmental organisations, DefendDefenders (The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and AfricanDefenders...