Apr 24th, 2014
By Sharanjeet Parmar To date, there have been no effective responses to impunity for perpetrators of international crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which have been on going since the start of violence in 1996. Despite the publication of the UN’s ‘Mapping Report’, which called for spe...
Oct 28th, 2013
By SA News Although South Africa is heading towards 20 years of democracy, discrimination is still rife, especially to people with albinism. Persons with albinism continue to experience high levels of abuse and violence of their rights due to entrenched harmful attitudes and beliefs associated with a...
Apr 2nd, 2013
The prosecution of 29 Muslim protest leaders and others charged under Ethiopia’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law raises serious fair trial concerns. The trial is scheduled to resume in Addis Ababa on April 2, 2013, after a 40-day postponement. The case has already had major due process problems. Som...
Mar 5th, 2013
ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has unveiled its first Human Rights Action Plan, with the goal of ensuring human rights in the East African country. Activists have long complained about the Ethiopian government’s record of quashing political dissent and freedom of expression. The Ethiopian government pr...
Oct 12th, 2012
Joint letter requesting Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn to remove arbitrary restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and association in Ethiopia October 9, 2012 Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minster P.O. Box 1031 Addis Ab...
In Press Releases
Dec 19th, 2011
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 19, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday strongly condemned the brutal suppression of demonstrations by military and security forces in Tahrir Square, Cairo, which have reportedly left at least 11 ...
Feb 2nd, 2011
Geneva – The United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday there were unconfirmed reports that an estimated 300 people may have been killed so far in Egypt. Praising the popular revolt in Egypt, Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said she was deeply alarmed by the sharp ri...
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 26th, 2011
Geneva – Congolese soldiers raped 67 women in two separate incidents in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in early January, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. “Two separate investigations by Monusco and UNJHRO on villages in North Kivu and South Kivu hav...