land rights

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

Moratorium on use of repressive laws lifted despite promises at the UN human rights council

In November 2018, Malaysia underwent a review at the Human Rights Council and reiterated its commitment to human rights reforms. Despite this in December 2018 it decided to lift a moratorium on the use of restrictive laws Read more

Moratorium on use of repressive laws lifted despite promises at the UN human rights council

Human rights lawyer assisting families of slain sugar farmers in Sagay gunned down

On 6th November 2018, human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos was gunned down by unidentified men in the Philippines. Ramos had recently been providing free legal assistance to the families of nine sugar farm workers who were killed in Sagay City on 20th October. Read more

Human rights lawyer assisting families of slain sugar farmers in Sagay gunned down

17 journalists killed between 2015 and 2018

The Ombudsman office of Guatemala reported that between 2015 and 2018, 17 journalists were murdered in the country. Read more

17 journalists killed between 2015 and 2018

Civil society highlights torture and ill-treatment of activists at UN review

Ahead of the review of Vietnam's implementation of the Anti-Torture Convention In November 2018, civil society organisations submitted a report on police brutality and torture against citizens including activists Read more

Civil society highlights torture and ill-treatment of activists at UN review

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


Protests around corruption and censorship of eviction film ahead of APEC regional meeting

Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) regional economic forum in Papua New Guinea in November 2018 concerns are being raised by citizens and civil society around the cost of hosting the meeting, allegations of corruption and how much it will benefit the people. Read more

Protests around corruption and censorship of eviction film ahead of APEC regional meeting

Police use tear gas to disperse a protest in Abidjan district Adjamé

On 7th September 2018, security forces dispersed a protest of residents of Adjamé Village, using teargas, with several reported injured people. Read more

 Police use tear gas to disperse a protest in Abidjan district Adjamé

Press freedom at risk with new Criminal Code restrictions

In August 2018, Nepal’s new Criminal Codes Act came into effect. Human rights and media organization have raised serious about the new law and its impact on press freedom in Nepal. Read more

Press freedom at risk with new Criminal Code restrictions