Civic Space Developments

Repression of protests leaves dozens dead in Kinshasa

As protests mount against President Joseph Kabila's moves to extend his term beyond the constitutional limit, at least 32 people were killed, with police using lethal force against demonstrators. Read more

Repression of protests leaves dozens dead in Kinshasa

Police strike restricted in Solomon Islands

Police officers in Solomon Island were prevented from holding a strike in demand for outstanding allowances. Read more

Police strike restricted in Solomon Islands

Anti-Uber protests result in dozens of arrests

Taxi drivers took to the streets and blocked roads to demonstrate their opposition to ride-sharing app Uber, resulting in dozens of arrests. Read more

Anti-Uber protests result in dozens of arrests

Another activist is murdered as civic space restrictions continue in Honduras

Restrictions to civic space continue in Honduras with the murder of an environmental activist, criminalisation of peaceful protests and limitations to the right of freedom of expression Read more

Another activist is murdered as civic space restrictions continue in Honduras

Civil society urge the government to implement media law

Civil society organisations issued a statement urging the government to implement the media law Read more

Civil society urge the government to implement media law

Right to peaceful assembly undermined during Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee attempted to curtail the right to peaceful assembly by prohibiting political demonstrations. Read more

Right to peaceful assembly undermined during Olympic Games

Civic space shrinks as journalists, activists, social media users and HR lawyers are attacked

No independent civil society or opposition political actors are allowed to operate openly and freely in Burundi. Read more

Civic space shrinks as journalists, activists, social media users and HR lawyers are attacked

UN Committee Against Torture examined Kuwait’s record

UN Committee Against Torture released Kuwait concluding observations under the CAT. Read more

UN Committee Against Torture  examined Kuwait’s record

Court decision in Belize a victory for LGBT rights defender Caleb Orozco

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Belize ruled that criminalising consensual sexual relations between adults of the same sex is unconstitutional. This decision came after a long legal battle by LGBT rights defender Caleb Orozco . Read more

Court decision in Belize a victory for LGBT rights defender Caleb Orozco