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CEDAW | Women human rights defenders need better protection in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) eighth periodic report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was reviewed at its seventy-third session (1 – 19 July 2019). During its review the Committee urged the State to adopt a law on human rights defenders and to take measures to ensure the protection of fundamentals rights. Four key human rights defenders-related recommendations were addressed to the State.

ACHPR63 | The situation of human rights defenders in Africa

During the 63 session of the African Commission, ISHR delivered a statement highlighting the situation of human rights defenders on the continent. While appreciating the numerous accomplishments made at the national level, we also emphasised the remaining challenges and threatening situations defenders face in some countries.