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ACHPR63 | State review of Togo

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As part of Togo’s review at the African Commission, ISHR and the Coalition Togolaise des Défenseurs des Droits Humains call on the Togolese government to adopt laws and policies enabling human rights defenders to conduct their work and to ensure women defenders are protected from intimidation.

ACHPR61 | Outcome of the 35th NGO Forum

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Every year, the NGO Forum takes place ahead of the African Commission session. For its 35th edition, the NGO Forum was organised and facilitated by the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHR) in collaboration with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) and the NGO Forum Steering Committee. Among the high number of participants, various stakeholders took part in the forum including civil society organisations (CSOs), national human rights institutions (NHRI) representatives as well as Commissioners of the African Commission.

HRC34 | Council unites to stand with human rights defenders

The Human Rights Council has united to adopt a consensus resolution on the protection of human rights defenders. The resolution, extending the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur, comes at a time when the work of defenders has never been more important nor more threatened.