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ACHPR67 | Commissioners present their activity reports

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During the 67th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR or the Commission), ISHR delivered statements during the interactive dialogue regarding activity reports of the Commissioners of the Commission under item ­6. The statements reminded the importance of protecting women's rights, raised concerns about the situation of human rights defenders facing intimidation, reprisals, and restriction, and noted that abuses against environmental, land, and indigenous people’s defenders continue to increase across Africa.

ACHPR67 | Stop the violent repression of protests in Africa

On 24 November, ISHR delivered a statement on the situation of human rights in Africa, with a particular focus on the restrictions to freedom of assembly in Africa and the recent arrests of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights’ (EIPR) staff in Egypt.

Guinea: Briefing Paper on the situation of human rights defenders

(Geneva) - Guinea is scheduled to be reviewed at the 21st session of the Universal Periodic Review in January 2015. Since its last UPR of 2010, a disturbing context has developed for human rights defenders in Guinea, with activists facing arbitrary detention, extortion, and excessive use of force. Tens of protesters have been killed in Guinea in recent years.