non state actors

String of attacks against journalists while growing calls for the passage of the RTI Bill

The Ghana Right to Information Coalition, a coalition of civil society organisations, launched, in November 2018, the RTI Red Friday campaign, to demand that the Ghanaian Parliament approve the Right To Information Bill. Read more

String of attacks against journalists while growing calls for the passage of the RTI Bill

80 CSOs call for accountability and justice for past war crimes

In a letter to president George Weah on 20th September 2018, 80 CSOs have requested the Liberian government to commit to 'a roadmap to ensure justice and reparations for victims of the gravest crimes committed during Liberia’s civil wars' at the United Nations General Assembly. In July 2018, the UN Human Rights Council called the government to set up a process to ensure accountability for war crimes. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Liberia made the recommendation to set up a war crimes court, but has not been implemented. Read more

80 CSOs call for accountability and justice for past war crimes


Human rights defenders arrested and journalists injured

Human rights lawyer Yasser Al-Saleem and activist Abdelhamid Al-Bayoush arrested, journalists Ibrahim Ahmad and Gulistan Mohammed, who work for the Syrian Kurdish news agency ANHA/Hawa, sustained gunshot injuries while covering clashes, Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda released after 40 months detention by Islamist group, Syrian writer Souleman Yousph arrested and detained for five days after critising the Kurdish Democratic Union Read more

Human rights defenders arrested and journalists injured

Concern after brutal attack on women HRDs in prison

On 26th October 2018, a group of masked and armed men broke in the cell of women political prisoners and beat 17 of them. Read more

 Concern after brutal attack on women HRDs in prison

Land disputes undermine civic space in Honduras

On 13th September 2018, 18 land rights defenders and members of Comité Municipal de Defensa de los Bienes Comunes y Públicos de Tocoa were informed of an arrest warrant issued against them. Read more

Land disputes undermine civic space in Honduras


Criminalisation of activists and protesters continue forcing people to leave the country

The Nicaraguan government continues to harass and criminalise human rights defenders in the country. On 14th October 2018, two prominent social leaders, Haydeé Castillo and Lottie Cunningham, were detained and prevented from travelling to Washington DC. Read more

 Criminalisation of activists and protesters continue forcing people to leave the country
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Civil society activists among those killed in violence around elections

The Afghan parliamentary elections was held on 20 October 2018 amid violent attacks against civilians, candidates and activists Read more

Civil society activists among those killed in violence around elections

Police criticised for abetting the use of force to remove housing protestors

Members of An Garda Síochana wore balaclavas and stood by while a forceful eviction of housing protestors took place in September 2018 in Dublin. Read more

Police criticised for abetting the use of force to remove housing protestors