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Human rights trends from East and Horn of Africa

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UN strengthens framework protecting lawyers

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has passed an important resolution on the independence of lawyers, incorporating robust language against reprisals, and strengthening the implementation of guarantees and immunities. 23 Jun 2017 »

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Need to support civil society

“Imagine a world without civil society; it is bleak,” said Human Rights House Foundation in a statement at the UN Human Rights Council, as it alerted the Council about State policies which aim to limit and silence their own civil societies. 08 Jun 2017 »

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FOAA Online: Easily accessible legal arguments on assembly and association rights

FOAA Online! is a web-based collection of easily accessible legal arguments for lawyers, activists and judges involved in freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association (FOAA) cases. 31 May 2017 »

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Remembering Anna Politkovskaya 10 years after her murder

Prominent investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on 7 October 2006. 10 years after her killing, many human rights organisations mark the anniversary and remember her work, her character, and courage. 07 Oct 2016 »

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Maina Kiai reports on fundamentalism in final appearance at HRC

On Friday 17th, Maina Kiai presented a thematic report on fundamentalism to the 32nd session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as a final appearance at the council in his capacity as Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. HRHF underlined the importance of the mandate in their statement. 17 Jun 2016 »

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