torture/ill-treatment

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

A UN mission warned of continuing threats to civil society as the state shut down an English-languge newspaper in September. Read more

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

Security forces accused of killings, mass arrests during electoral violence

Several activists from civil society and the political opposition were jailed in the run up to elections on 27th August. As its results were contested after the election, violence increased leading to increased repression. Read more

Security forces accused of killings, mass arrests during electoral violence

Authorities tighten surveillance of CSOs in the wake of terror attacks

Freedom of expression and media freedom are under major threat in Bangladesh. According to rights group Ain o Salish Kendra 74 journalists were allegedly subjected to torture in Bangladesh in the first six months of 2016. Read more

Authorities tighten surveillance of CSOs in the wake of terror attacks

8 Human Rights Defenders Languish In Moroccan Jail

On 15th August, 8 prominent Moroccan human rights defenders were sentenced to jail terms of between 4 months and 1 year for their part in a peaceful protest in Sidi Ifini. Read more

8 Human Rights Defenders Languish In Moroccan Jail

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