January 12, 2017

The death of Baek Nam-gi: tragic local story connects to troubling global trend

in Op-Eds

By Gayoon Baek On the 25th of September 2016, a 70-year old farmer died in South Korea of a brain haemorrhage after 317 days…
January 12, 2017

Monitoring, first step to halt shrinking civic space

in Op-Eds

By Bihter Moschini In 2015, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Tunisian civil society. At the close of last year, one of the…
January 11, 2017

Suppression of freedom of expression in Uganda increases

in News

CIVICUS speaks to Ugandan independent blogger and journalist Rosebell Kagumire (pictured). She speaks on the situation for journalists in Uganda, freedom of expression in…
January 09, 2017

Burundi civil society sees the International Criminal Court as a last resort for justice

Human rights defender Cyriaque Nibitegeka speaks to CIVICUS about Burundi’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court and the implications for human rights and victims…
January 04, 2017

Strict legal restrictions on foreign funding hit India’s NGOs

CIVICUS interviews Mathew Jacob on the restrictions on freedom of association and attacks on civil society in India including laws on foreign funding. Jacob…
December 30, 2016

Natural resource activists are paying a heavy price

in Op-Eds

By Danny Sriskandarajah and Elisa Peter  Today, natural resource campaigners are facing increasingly virulent push-back from political leaders and powerful corporations intent on defending…
December 23, 2016

Democratic Republic of Congo: stop the killing of protesters

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and Nouvelle Société Civile Congolaise (NSCC), condemn the senseless killing of at least 34 protesters in the Democratic Republic of…
December 22, 2016

CIVICUS and Consorcio Oaxaca demand the immediate release of unjustly detained Mexican human rights defenders

Click here to read a Spanish language version of this release CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and the Mexican CSO Consorcio para el…
December 20, 2016

CIVICUS and Colombian Confederation of NGOs concerned about aggressions and impending restrictions on civil society

Click here to read a Spanish language version of this release CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, and the Colombian Confederation of NGOs (CCONG)…
December 15, 2016

Sioux protests and the protection of human rights in the United States

in Op-Eds

Español By Tor Hodenfield Tribal leaders’ protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota have been showing how both environmental and human rights…
December 14, 2016

La sociedad civil en América Latina y el Caribe bajo amenaza

Aumentan las restricciones pese al predominio de la democracia En América Latina y el Caribe la sociedad civil está bajo creciente presión a pesar…
December 14, 2016

Civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean under threat

Restrictions on civic space rising despite prevalence of democracy Click here to read a Spanish language version of this release Civil society in Latin…
December 14, 2016

Statement on human rights abuses in South Sudan

in Geneva

UN Human Rights Council - 26th Special Session Special Session on South Sudan CIVICUS welcomes this Special Session following the findings and recommendations recently…
December 14, 2016

Drugs war unsettles civil society in Philippines

in News

Since assuming power in May 2016 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has embarked on a controversial campaign against drugs in which over 3 000 people…
December 12, 2016

Victims of human rights violations will be worst affected if South Africa exits the International…

in News

CIVICUS speaks to Angela Mudukuti about South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, the implications for human rights and justice and the work…
December 09, 2016

Despite progress, freedom of expression still under threat on the African continent

in News

To commemorate International Human Rights Day, CIVICUS speaks to the Chair of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) - Advocate Faith…
December 09, 2016

We need to safeguard civic space

in Op-Eds

By Danny Sriskandarajah For those of us interested in social justice, democracy and human rights around the world, this Human Rights Day comes at…
December 08, 2016

CIVICUS stands in solidarity with Egyptian activist Azza Soliman, urges end to persecution against her

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS is deeply concerned at the harassment of Egyptian activist Azza Soliman. Ms Soliman, a well-respected defender of women’s rights, is…


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