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ACHPR 73: ISHR urges States to respect the rights of defenders and end reprisals against them

ISHR registered to deliver a statement on the situation of human rights defenders in Africa during the 73th session of the African Commission. It highlighted progress in drafting and enacting legislation to protect human rights defenders and expressed concern about reprisals and the impact of unconstitutional changes of government on protecting of human rights defenders

Outcomes of the NGO Forum

As a pillar of interaction between the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and NGOs, the NGO Forum took place online on 19-20 April 2022 before the 71st session of the Commission.


Prepared by civil society, is comprehensive and contains almost all rights and obligations in Model Law, albeit in less detail.

HRC49: Key issues on agenda of March 2022 Human Rights Council session

The 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council, from 28 February – 1 April 2022, will consider issues including the protection of human rights defenders, freedom of religion or belief, protection and promotion of human rights while countering terrorism, the right to food and adequate housing, among others. It will also present an opportunity to address grave human rights situations in States including Nicaragua, Venezuela, China, Syria, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Eritrea, among many others. Here’s an overview of some of the key issues on the agenda.