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HRC46 | Civil society presents key takeaways from Human Rights Council

16 organisations* share reflections on the key outcomes of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues and situations including pushbacks and other human rights violations faced by migrants and refugees, and the human rights situations in Algeria, Cameroon, China, India, Kashmir and the Philippines. A shortened version was delivered at the Council. Full written version below.

Defender profile: Allo Awol from Ethiopia

During the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Dr Allo Awol participated in a joint side event on the protection needs of human rights defenders working on economic, cultural and social rights. He speaks to ISHR about his experience as a human rights activist, and his commitment to amplifying the voice of defenders in his country, Ethiopia.

African States: Protect freedom of expression and access to information

The work of human rights defenders, political activists and journalists across many States in Africa is impeded through restrictive laws and frameworks which fail to adequately promote or protect the rights to freedom of expression or access to information, ISHR has told the African Commission.

Tackling the democratic recession

Worlwide we are simultaneously witnessing a democratic recession on the part of governments and an increasing appetite for democracy on the part of ordinary people. We must respond with an increased commitment to the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association and expression, writes UN expert Maina Kiai.