Human Rights Defenders

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The Consejo del Pueblo Maya (CPO), a council to which the Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj belongs, has released a report on the criminalization of Mayan communities that are exercising the right...

The following petition has been initiated by ESCR-Net member Green Advocates who invites any member of ESCR-Net or the public to add their signature in support. November 3, 2016 To: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia Your Excellency: We write to express our deep concern regarding an...

In a move celebrated by human rights advocates, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued a statement on October 7, 2016...

A criminal court in North Cairo ruled in favor of freezing the assets of 13 human rights defenders and their family members, including Hossam Bahgat of the Egyptian...

In 2012, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (Commission) accepted this communication as admissible for consideration. The case was filed on behalf of three prominent human rights defenders working in Sudan, Monim Elgak, Amir Suliman and the late Osman Hummaida, who were targeted for their alleged cooperation with the ICC in its investigation of several Sudanese political leaders. The three men were arrested by Sudan’s National and Intelligence Services (NISS), tortured and maltreated for three days.