April 09, 2021

Cuba: Int’l action needed to hold Cuban government accountable for human right violations

in News

The international community must demand accountability from the Cuban government for its actions and to immediately stop unlawful short-term aarbitrary detentions, house arrests, forced…
April 09, 2021

Urgent call to release Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja on his 60th Birthday &10th anniversary of his detention

To: United Nations Secretary General and diplomatic Missions United Nations Special Rapporteurs/Targeted Governments (to be amended based on recipient) Re: Urgent call to release…
April 08, 2021

Philippines: Halt judicial harassment and investigate killing of activists

Hon. Menardo Guevarra Secretary, Department of Justice Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines 1000   Dear Secretary Guevarra, RE:  Halt judicial harassment and investigate…
April 07, 2021

Chad elections: President Déby seeks a sixth term in a region for old men

in Op-Eds

President Idriss Déby of Chad has been in power since 1990. Credit: Paul Kagame. By David Kode, Advocacy & Campaigns Lead at CIVICUS In…
April 06, 2021

CIVICUS' United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Submissions on Civil Society Space

in Geneva

CIVICUS and its partners have submitted joint and stand-alone UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) submissions on 4 countries in advance of the 39th UPR…
April 06, 2021

UK: Stop the violence against protesters and amend the Policing Bill

in News

The use of violence against peaceful protesters in the United Kingdom (UK), who are protesting against the draconian police, crime, sentencing and courts bill,…
April 05, 2021

Bahraini human rights defender Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja turns 60 on his 10th anniversary in prison

Arabic On April 5 Bahraini human rights defender Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja turns 60 2021 marks 10 years since Bahraini pro-democracy protests Abdul-Hadi’s family concerned about…
April 02, 2021

Thailand: NGO law would strike ‘severe blow’ to human rights

in News

The Thai authorities’ adoption of a draft law to regulate non-profit groups would strike a severe blow to human rights in Thailand, several international…
April 01, 2021

Bangladesh: Authorities must conduct investigations into death of protesters

in News

The Bangladeshi authorities must conduct prompt, thorough, impartial, and independent investigations into the death of at least 14 protesters across the country between 26…
April 01, 2021

Pakistan: Chronology of harassment against human rights defender Muhammad Ismail

in News

Pakistani human rights defender Professor Muhammad Ismail, aged 66, is a prominent member of Pakistani civil society and the focal person for the Pakistan…
March 31, 2021

Poland: Escalating threats to women activists

in News

Investigate, Protect Rights Defenders, End Hateful Rhetoric
March 29, 2021

KYRGYZSTAN: ‘The citizens' choice in the referendum will be decisive for our future’

CIVICUS and the International Partnership for Human Rights speak to Ulugbek Azimov, legal expert at the Legal Prosperity Foundation, about the protests that took…
March 26, 2021

More must be done to ensure women in civil society are protected

CIVICUS' Chief Programmes Officer, Mandeep Tiwana, participated in the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 65) intersessional dialogue on…
March 26, 2021

More must be done to ensure women in civil society are protected

in News

Arabic Twenty-five years since the ratification of the Beijing Platform for Action, and a year since women across the world participated in the Women's…
March 25, 2021

Outcomes and reflections from the UN Human Rights Council

in Geneva

The 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council sat from 22 February - 24 March, 2021 and there were a number of critical human rights resolutions up for…
March 25, 2021

Nicaragua: Resolution adopted at Human Rights Council

in Geneva

Resolution on Nicaragua adopted at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
March 24, 2021

UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution on Myanmar

in Geneva

Resolution on Myanmar adopted at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council This resolution, adopted by consensus, represents an important step towards…
March 23, 2021

Denmark: Reject discriminatory "Security for all Danes” Act and respect freedom of assembly

in News

Members of the Danish Parliament Folketinget Christiansborg 1240 Copenhagen K Tel.: +45 3337 5500 E-mail: URGENT: Reject discriminatory "Security for all Danes” Act…
March 23, 2021

Sri Lanka: Resolution adopted at UN Human Rights Council

in Geneva

Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The UN Human Rights Council maintains scrutiny but impunity concerns…
March 23, 2021

Philippines: UN accountability mechanism needed to end cycle of violence and impunity

in Geneva

Statement at the 46 Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: General Debate on technical cooperation and capacity building Oral statement delivered…
March 22, 2021

Fulfilling the UN75 Declaration Expert Series

Summary of insights & recommendations from mult-sectoral discussion on how take forward the UN75 Declaration and its commitments to "Leave no one behind" and "Be prepared"  On February…
March 19, 2021

DRC: The press and the right to protest remain unprotected

in Geneva

Statement at the 46 Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner on the Democratic Republic of Congo Thank you,…
March 19, 2021

Five human rights trends in South Africa

in Op-Eds

Photo by Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images via Getty Images By Mawethu Nkosana, LGBTQI+ Advocacy and Campaigns Lead at CIVICUS & Safia Khan, Innovation and Communications…
March 19, 2021

India: Women human rights defenders still in pre-detention after 300 days

in News

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS and Front Line Defenders call for the immediate release of women human rights defenders Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal…
March 18, 2021

UN Member States must protect the independence of the special procedures

in Geneva

Amnesty International delivers this statement on behalf of 15 NGOs. We are deeply concerned by continued attacks on the Special Procedures and efforts to…
March 18, 2021

Honduras: Adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights -- Outcome Adoption for Honduras Thank you,…
March 18, 2021

We are tired, so we must take turns to rest: Women's advocacy during crisis

in Op-Eds

Source: Wikicommons By Masana Ndinga-Kanga, the Crisis Response Fund Lead and Advocacy Officer for the Middle East/North Africa region at CIVICUS In recognising how moments…
March 18, 2021

Philippines: Government should be held accountable for the killings of activists

in News

The Philippine Government must face international accountability for its widespread killing of activists and human rights defenders, and the grave human rights violations it…
March 17, 2021

A joint call to the UN to Address human rights situation in the Russian Federation

in Geneva

This statement is made on behalf of 8 organisations, who together call on the Human Rights Council to address the human rights situation in…
March 17, 2021

The Maldives: Adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights -- Outcome Adoption for Maldives
March 17, 2021

Malawi's adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Statement at 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights -- Outcome Adoption for Malawi   We welcome…
March 16, 2021

Extend the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

in Geneva

🇸🇸#SouthSudan: The conditions for activists and journalists are dire and continue to worsen.🇺🇳Our statement at #HRC46 calls on the #UN to extend the mandate…
March 15, 2021

5 countries on CIVICUS Monitor watchlist presented to UN Human Rights Council

in Geneva

Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council This Council has identified restrictions on fundamental freedoms as a warning sign of…
March 15, 2021

Rights organisations call for release of activist Teresita Naul on her first anniversary in detention

15 March marks one year in detention for rights activist Teresita Naul Philippines Human Rights Commission says Teresita was wrongfully ‘red-tagged’ Teresita’s daughter fears…
March 12, 2021

Burundi: Progress since 2020 elections, but rights abuses persist

in Geneva

Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council  Delivered by Cyriaque Nibitegeka CIVICUS and independent Burundian civil society organisations welcome the…