During each ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (‘The African Commission’), Commissioners present their activity reports which provides an overview of the work done in between two sessions. On 23 November 2021, the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and Focal point on reprisals presented his report.
Civil society calls for an end to attacks against Sudanese women protestors and WHRDs following the military coup.
ISHR joins 15 NGOs in calling on Egypt to immediately communicate to Salah Soltan’s relatives his whereabouts, and release him from detention.
Sudanese human rights defender Abdulaziz Adam addresses the HRC to draw attention to the human right situation in Sudan.
The international community must remain vigilant as Case 173 continues to interfere with the rights of WHRDs in Egypt.
Following the designation of six Palestinian CSO as terrorist organisations, the international community must support and protect and ensure a safe and enabling environment for Palestinian civil society and HRDs.
Following the 25 October 2021 military coup in Sudan, Sudanese, African, and international civil society organisations are calling on the UN Human Rights Council to convene a special session to address the crisis in the country.
Egyptian authorities must end the arbitrary detention of journalist Tawfik Ghanem without delay and ensure his access to adequate medical care upon his release.
The international community must take urgent action to protect the democratic transition and human rights in Sudan, especially those of women and women human rights defenders.
ISHR and TIMEP submitted to CEDAW recommendations intended to bring Egypt in line with its constitutional and international legal obligations, and to address the root factors of violations against women.