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Government officials verbally attack civil society organisations

On 24th October 2018, several civil society organisations issued a statement to denounce that "leading members of the Government of Georgia and the ruling party continue their purposeful attacks on non-governmental organisations and their heads". Read more

Government officials verbally attack civil society organisations

Despite smears, civil society remains defiant

The last few months in 2018 witnessed several attacks against CSOs and human rights activists. A government campaign was initiated against a number of human rights organisations following an open letter to Federica Mogerini, the EU High Commissioner for Security and Foreign Affairs from CSOs. Read more

Despite smears, civil society remains defiant


Abortion Rights Takes Groups to the Streets

On 27th November 2018, thousands of citizens participated in the demonstration “Un Paso por mi Familia" (One Step for My Family) organised by the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo to reject proposals to decriminalise abortion. Read more

Abortion Rights Takes Groups to the Streets

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


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

Authorities withdraw NGO's license to operate

In a decree signed by the Minister of Interior on 5th November 2018, and delivered on 16th November, authorities have withdrawn the authorisation to create the association Lead Afrique francophone, hereby banning all the activities of the association on the territory of Senegal, on grounds of 'irregular financing' benefiting the movement Y'en a marre, . The action follows the interrogation of representatives of Enda Tiers-Monde (ENDA TM), Oxfam and OSIWA at the Central Commissariat of Dakar on 13th November 2018 in the context of an investigation into alleged funding of Y'en a marre. Read more

Authorities withdraw NGO's license to operate
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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

Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression

On 26th October 2018, a news van for a local TV station was set on fire in the station’s parking lot in Salinas, California. Read more

Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression