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Two land activists murdered in Brazil

On 8th December 2018, land activists José Bernardo da Silva and Rodrigo Celestino members of Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (Landless Rural Workers Movement, MST) were brutally murdered by masked and heavily armed assailants. Read more

Two land activists murdered in Brazil

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

Civil society calls for all restrictions to be lifted ahead of elections as persecution continues

As Thailand inches closer to holding long-delayed elections, peaceful protesters , government critics and opposition politicians continue to face investigations and charges Read more

Civil society calls for all restrictions to be lifted ahead of elections as persecution continues

Chilean authorities use the Anti-terrorism law to criminalise Mapuches' leaders.

On 9th August 2018, Amnesty International published the report: Pre-juicios injustos: Criminalización del pueblo Mapuche a través de la Ley Antiterrorista. Read more

Chilean authorities use the Anti-terrorism law to criminalise Mapuches' leaders.

Thousands participate in the Women's march, while LGBTIQ group loses observer status with the ACHPR

Coalition of African Lesbiansis stripped of its observer status at the African Commission, under instructions from the AU, while several marches and protests are reported during this period. Read more

Thousands participate in the Women's march, while LGBTIQ group loses observer status with the ACHPR

Ecuador officially joins the Open Government Partnership

In a positive development, Ecuador has officially become a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Read more

Ecuador officially joins the Open Government Partnership



UN Special Rapporteur: anti-terror bill "falls short" of UK's rights obligations

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, identified several problematic clauses in a draft counter-terrorism bill currently making its way through parliament Read more

UN Special Rapporteur: anti-terror bill "falls short" of UK's rights obligations