Happy Africa Unity Day: Silencing the gun, defeating COVID-19 and protecting human rights defenders

Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network and Pan- Africa Human Rights Defenders Network together with our sub-regional partners join the rest of the mother continent and her peoples to celebrate the 57th anniversary of Africa Day. We take this historic opportunity to remind our leaders that...

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SADC: RESTRICTIVE COVID-19 REGULATIONS PRESENTING CONCERNING RAMIFICATIONS FOR ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, INCLUDING LIVELIHOODS

We, the undersigned organizations, are writing this letter to bring to your attention the worrying restrictive COVID-19 regulations presenting concerning ramifications for enjoyment of human rights, including livelihoods. As the international community strives to combat the spread of COVID-19, a...

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SOUTHERN AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS ROUNDUP

Issue No: 6 18 – 22 May 2020 The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network and Maverick Citizen launched the Southern Africa Weekly Human Rights Roundup, aimed at highlighting important human rights news in Southern Africa. The Human Rights Roundup integrates efforts of human rights...

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Tanzania: Joint CSO letter to Tanzanian President to de-congest prisons and protect rights of detainees

His Excellency President John Pombe Magufuli United Republic of Tanzania Dar es Salaam Tanzania May 20, 2020 Your Excellency, Re: Immediate and urgent measures to protect the rights of prison detainees in Tanzania We the undersigned non-governmental human rights organizations, welcome your...

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Angola: Open Letter of concern on members of civil society and religious body facing death threats and intimidation in the Cuando Cubango province

JOINT OPEN LETTER His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves LourençoPresident of the Republic of Angola CC: Mr. Francisco Manuel Monteiro Queiroz, Minister of Justice and Human Rights CC: Mr. Eugênio César Laborinho, Minister of Interior CC: Mr. Júlio Marcelino Vieira Bessa, Governor of Cuando Cubando...

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SOUTHERN AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS ROUNDUP

Issue No: 5 11 -15 May 2020 The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network and Maverick Citizen launched the Southern Africa Weekly Human Rights Roundup, aimed at highlighting important human rights news in Southern Africa. The Human Rights Roundup integrates efforts of human rights defenders...

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Southern Africa Human Rights Roundup

Issue No: 4 3 – 8 May 2020 The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network and Maverick Citizen launched the Southern Africa Weekly Human Rights Roundup, aimed at highlighting important human rights news in Southern Africa. The Human Rights Roundup integrates efforts of human rights...

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SAHRDN welcomes Malawi’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruling and calls on the authorities in Malawi

Lilongwe and Johannesburg 09 May 2020 SAHRDN welcomes  Malawi’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruling and calls on the authorities in Malawi and SADC to sincerely guarantee a peaceful and credible fresh presidential election in Malawi. The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN or...

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Extend the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea

05 May 2020 Excellencies, At the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council (24 June-12 July 2019), the Council extended a hand to the Eritrean Government. While renewing the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the coun­try, it signalled its willingness to offer Eritrea a constructive way...

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