1.  Twenty years after the All African Human Rights Defenders Conference held in Johannesburg in 1999, AfricanDefenders (the Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network) convened the AfricanDefenders Convention (Johannesburg+20) from 12-14 June 2019 in Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania. 2 . The Convention brought together human...

HIGHLIGHTS 64th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights In April, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) held its 64th session in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. We facilitated the participation of human rights defenders (HRDs) to the NGO Forum and the Ordinary Session, and conducted bilateral...

64th Ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Item 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa Statement delivered by Mireille Tushiminina Madame Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State Delegates, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions, and Non-Governmental Organisations: The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project...