political interference

CSO conference takes place despite attempts to close it down

In early October 2018, a conference organised by civil society stirred controversy. The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality's (AFE) meeting gathered 100 activists from 12 countries. Called NEDWA, it was the sixth annual meeting focused on gender rights in the region. Yet, AFE faced opposition from Lebanese authorities. The CSO noted that Lebanese security forces and a religious group tried to close the meeting. Read more

CSO conference takes place despite attempts to close it down

Protests demanding justice for the murder of two teenagers in 2017 continue

Several protests took place in Georgia, one of them demanding justice for the murder of two teenagers 2017. Read more

Protests demanding justice for the murder of two teenagers in 2017 continue

Poland deports human rights activist as EU takes it to court over rule of law concerns

Lyudmyla Kozlovska, a Ukrainian activist based in Poland, has been deported and banned from entering the Schengen zone. Read more

Poland deports human rights activist as EU takes it to court over rule of law concerns

MPs ask for investigation into NGO as elections near

On 13th September a group of Latvian MPs wrote to the Prime Minister requesting an investigation into the conduct of an NGO which received a grant from the Open Society Foundations. Read more

MPs ask for investigation into NGO as elections near

India: Routine Repression of Civil Society

On 29th August 2018, the Supreme Court sentenced five human rights defenders (HRDs) to house arrest. Instead, the Court decided to hold the five individuals under house arrest. As covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, Indian authorities arrested the five in a series of raids on 28th August 2018. Read more

India: Routine Repression of Civil Society

Environment for defenders continues to be hostile with one WHRD killed in July

On 28th July 2018, the authorities found the dead body of Juana Raymundo, a women activist, Ixil indigenous leader and member of Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (Campesino Development Committee, CODECA). Read more

 Environment for defenders continues to be hostile with one WHRD killed in July