On the last day of the NGO Forum, a panel was organised to officially launch the newly established Lusophone Platform for Human Rights in Africa.
At its 43rd session, the Human Rights Council considered Angola's report resulting from its last Universal Periodic Review, during which Angola received 272 recommendations and accepted 259 of them.
ISHR Director Phil Lynch explores the role, responsibility and interest of business when it comes to supporting human rights defenders and protecting civil society space.
In a joint report sent to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ISHR sheds light on the judicial pressure and other means used by the Angolan Government to silence defenders.
Human rights organisations and prominent companies have joined forces to call for Angola to drop charges against award-winning journalist, corporate accountability activist and human rights defender Rafael Marques.
This issue of Kumulika - our analytical publication on the African Commission - covers key developments at the 55th session and the NGO Forum which preceded it.
(Geneva) - Angola is scheduled to be reviewed at the 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review in October 2014.
The 51st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights was held from 18 April to 2 May 2012. ISHR's 'Kumulika' report analyses developments at the Commission and preceding NGO Forum sessions, for those seeing to build stronger systems for promoting and protecting human rights.