Concerns with the Proposed Draft Law on Mass Media
The draft Law on Mass Media, which would impose restrictions on freedom of expression beyond what is permitted by international law, causes grave.
Azerbaijan: Human Rights Defender beaten and threatened
The alleged threats and beating by Azeri police of the human rights defender Emin Huseynov is condemned.
Uganda: Basic rights of the media and the opposition are violated
Recent infringements on basic rights and freedoms of both the media and the opposition in the Republic of Uganda cause deep concern.
Belarus: Human rights defender is sentenced
Paval Liavinau, member of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee (BHC), is sentenced.
Belarus: Harassment of human rights defender Leanid Svetsik
The harassment of the human rights defender Leanid Svetsik causes concern.
HRH conference concerned over HR situation in East and Horn of Africa
The ´Civil society at a crossroads: Sustaining human rights organisations in the East and Horn of Africa´ conference, that closed in Nairobi today, issued a strong expression of concern about the human rights situation in the region. In addition to the general observations of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and outright attacks on human rights defenders, the conference also addressed country-specific issues in the Republic of Somalia, Republic of the Sudan, Republic of Uganda, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and State of Eritrea and Republic of Kenya.
Human rights defenders need stronger international support and protection
To prevent the perpetration of violations against defenders and the consequent worsening of human rights situations, the Human Rights House Network and the participants at the Anniversary conference in Oslo 13-14 October 2004 address national governments, regional bodies and international organisations, with a number of urgent recommendations.