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Despite UN and EU scrutiny, restrictions on civic freedoms remain

In January 2019, Cambodia’s human rights record was reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. In February 2019, the European Union officially launched the process of suspending the country's valuable trade privileges over human rights concerns, Read more

Despite UN and EU scrutiny, restrictions on civic freedoms remain

Arrest of 14 people at a pipeline protest prompts national outrage

Thousands of people took to the streets in multiple cities to protest the arrest of 14 demonstrators at a protest camp in British Columbia on 8th January 2019 over a proposed pipeline running through First Nations territory. Read more

Arrest of 14 people at a pipeline protest prompts national outrage

Authorities' growing intolerance of critical online voices

In a statement on 28th January 2019, Amnesty International called upon the authorities to stop the judicial harassment of and the release of all people who were arbitrarily detained due to their exercise of freedom of expression. It concerns opposition member of parliament Alain Lobognon, online activist Soro Tangboho and political activist Daleba Nahounou. Read more

Authorities' growing intolerance of critical online voices
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Media urged to play effective watchdog role as parliamentary corruption exposed

Local journalists are being urged to write more investigative stories. as reports of parliamentary corruption exposed. Public buses and taxis drivers went on strike due to the recent drastic hike in taxes Read more

Media urged to play effective watchdog role as parliamentary corruption exposed

Reinforced authoritarianism – sentencing of opposition activists, surveillance of citizens

This update covers developments on the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression in Kazakhstan from October to December 2018 and was prepared for the CIVICUS Monitor by International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Kazakhstan International Bureau of Human Rights and Rule of Law (KIBHR) based on KIBHR’s monitoring of the situation in the country. Read more

Reinforced authoritarianism – sentencing of opposition activists, surveillance of citizens

Government shutdown drives workers to protest Washington's inaction

On 3rd December 2018, hundreds of people protested at the Wisconsin state Capital building to voice opposition to legislation that would diminish the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. Read more

Government shutdown drives workers to protest Washington's inaction

Amendments to Laws Governing Freedom of Association Spark Backlash

Proposed changes to the legal framework governing freedom of association sparked concern among civil society. The Law 06/L-043 on Freedom of Association in NGOs drafted by the Government of Kosovo with civil society’s support in December 2017, went to the Assembly of Kosovo for its first and second reading. While the law was adopted without any changes during the first reading in March 2018, the second reading saw a number of amendments to the bill. Read more

Amendments to Laws Governing Freedom of Association Spark Backlash

Six people arrested during clashes with the police

Clashes between the police and a group of farmers were reported on 18th December 2018 in the town of Divisa after a failed negotiation meeting between the farmers and the Ministers of Industry, Security and Agriculture. Read more

 Six people arrested during clashes with the police

CSOs condemn restrictive legislation on freedom of association

Amnesty International and four federations of CSOs in Chad - Mouvement IYINA, Collectif des associations de défense des droits de l’homme, Collectif ça suffit and Trop c’est trop - have condemned the new restrictive regulations. In their report 'the use of national legislation to restrict the right to freedom of association' the following restrictions in the ordinance are outlined. Read more

CSOs condemn restrictive legislation on freedom of association
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New collaboration seeks to counter disinformation in the media

A new collaboration between the media, civil society and military communications experts seeks to combat the problem of disinformation in the media. Read more

New collaboration seeks to counter disinformation in the media