torture/ill-treatment

Spotlight on Sudan for Systematic Human Rights Abuses

Ahead of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), civil society have kept the spotlight firmly on Sudan. A letter endorsed by more than 30 international and domestic organisations has drawn the Council's attention to the systematic abuses perpetrated by security forces in Sudan. Read more

Spotlight on Sudan for Systematic Human Rights Abuses

Civic space shrinks as journalists, activists, social media users and HR lawyers are attacked

No independent civil society or opposition political actors are allowed to operate openly and freely in Burundi. Read more

Civic space shrinks as journalists, activists, social media users and HR lawyers are attacked

UN Committee Against Torture examined Kuwait’s record

UN Committee Against Torture released Kuwait concluding observations under the CAT. Read more

UN Committee Against Torture  examined Kuwait’s record

Journalists in Mexico continue to work in a hostile environment

Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly continue to be restricted in Mexico as journalists face harassment and criminalisation. Read more

Journalists in Mexico continue to work in a hostile environment

Attacks on civil society increased ahead of Djibouti election

Attacks on civil society and the media increased in the run-up to Djibouti's presidential election. Read more


Journalists and activists targeted as Yemen's conflict rages

In the context of the ongoing conflict and the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, civic space continues to be violated. Read more


Civil society demands release of detained journalist

Civil society is repeating calls for the release of RFI journalist Ahmed Abba, who has been in detention for one year. Read more


Trial of Dr. Nasser Bin Gaith continues

Free expression continues to be undermined by the authorities in the UAE as civil society activists - including journalists and academics - are targetted for promoting human rights. Read more


Hundreds of protestors shot dead in Ethiopia

A brutal crackdown has left over 400 protestors dead while a new cybercrime law threatens to further restrict online space for civil society. Read more


Damning Commision of Enquiry report finds indications of crimes against humanity

A UN Commission of Enquiry found that “there are reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea since 1991,” and that Eritrean government officials are responsible for crimes of enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearance, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, rape and murder. Read more