The International Service for Human Rights alongside 19 other organisations co-signed a statement to underline their disapproval of the rejection by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights of the applications for observer status of three human rights organisations during its 73rd ordinary session.
Germain’s release follows intense efforts by international human rights bodies, Burundian and international NGOs, and the diplomatic community.
— Protection International (@ProtectionInt) July 1, 2021
Germain should never have been arrested for peacefully carrying out his advocacy work. ISHR wishes Germain and his family the best with his newfound freedom!
Two days before the arrival of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to Venezuela, the National Assembly held a first reading of a draft law that, if passed, would criminalise the work of defenders, further shrinking the space they have to operate. States must speak up for human rights defenders and against this initiative!
As protests continue across Peru and at least 50 lie dead, States have called on Peru to stop the use of excessive force to quell unrest and to respect the rights of those exercising fundamental freedoms.