July 30, 2021

Rights Groups Urge Bahrain to Release Dr Abduljalil AlSingace, Jailed Academic on Hunger Strike

Dr Abduljalil AlSingace, an imprisoned opposition activist and human rights defender, has been on hunger strike since 8 July 2021. He is protesting against…
July 30, 2021

Tunisia: Exercise restraint and respect human rights as political tensions intensify

🇹🇳#Tunisia: Authorities must exercise restraint amidst political tensions & refrain from the use of excessive force. Our statement on the recent events & concerns…
July 29, 2021

Joint Universal Periodic Review Submissions on Human Rights

in Geneva

CIVICUS makes joint UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) submissions on civil society space in Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, and Venezuela The United Nations Human Rights Council's…
July 29, 2021

Cambodia: A year on, the persecution of human rights defender Rong Chhun and other activists…

in News

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, calls on the Cambodian authorities to drop the baseless charges against trade union activist and human rights defender Rong…
July 28, 2021

Sri Lanka: Release Hejaaz Hizbullah and others denied due process under abusive law

We, the undersigned organisations express deep concern for the ongoing detention of lawyer and minority and civic rights activist Hejaaz Hizbullah, who has been…
July 27, 2021

Global Letter in solidarity with Belarusian civil society

Russian | Belarusian ‘You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep the Spring from coming’ Pablo Neruda 161 human rights organisations demand…
July 22, 2021

Nearly 70 human rights groups condemn state violence in Eswatini

The Government of 🇸🇿#eSwatini has waged a brutal crackdown on people protesting for democracy & economic justice. We demand accountability & support the demands…
July 16, 2021

Philippines: Nearly 300,000 drug suspects have been jailed in 'war on drugs'

in Geneva

Statement at the 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive dialogue ID with Working Group on arbitrary detention on its study on…
July 16, 2021

Indonesia: Unilateral renewal of Special Autonomy and arbitrary arrest of protesters in West Papua

in News

CIVICUS and TAPOL regret the revision and renewal of the Special Autonomy Law in West Papua (Papua and West Papua Provinces), which further strips…
July 14, 2021

Outcomes from the UN Human Rights Council

in Geneva

The 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council sat from 21 June - 13 July, 2021 and there were a number of critical human rights resolutions up for…
July 14, 2021

Rwanda's Adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Statement at 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights -- Outcome Adoption for Rwanda CIVICUS and its…
July 14, 2021

Australia's adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Statement at 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights -- Outcome Adoption for Australia CIVICUS welcomes Australia's…
July 13, 2021

United Nations adopts resolution on human rights on the internet

in Geneva

CIVCUS welcomes the adoption by the Human Rights Council of a new resolution on human rights on the internet, particularly the resolution’s focus on…
July 13, 2021

Oman: Adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Statement at the 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council CIVICUS, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Omani Association for…
July 13, 2021

Lebanon's Adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Statement at 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Adoption of the Universaly Periodic Review report of the Lebanese Republic CIVICUS welcomes Lebanon’s…
July 13, 2021

Special Rapporteur's report on Eritrea at UN Human Rights Council

in Geneva

Statement at 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights -- Special Rapporteur on Eritrea CIVICUS and the…
July 13, 2021

Human Rights Council adopts resolution to ensure scrutiny on Tigray

in Geneva

CIVICUS welcomes a new Human Rights Council resolution which ensures Council scrutiny on the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This resolution is a vital step…
July 12, 2021

UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution on civil society space

in Geneva

Today, the United Nations Human Rights council adopted a new resolution recognising the role of civil society during the pandemic and in the recovery…
July 12, 2021

Venezuela: Continued deterioration of human rights

in Geneva

Statement at the 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council CIVICUS thanks the High Commissioner for her report, which shows the continued deterioration of…
July 08, 2021

Tajikistan: release human rights lawyer ahead of 50th birthday behind bars

Russian On 9 July 2021, Buzurgmehr Yorov, a Tajikistani human rights lawyer and outspoken critic of the government, will mark his 50th birthday behind…
July 08, 2021

Malaysia: Drop investigation and halt intimidation of activists

                Hamzah ZainudinMinister of Home Affairs of MalaysiaBlock D1, D2 & D9, Complex D, Federal Government Administrative Centre 62546…
July 07, 2021

Myanmar: Situation remains a human rights catastrophe

in Geneva

 Statement at 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council  Delivered by Lisa Majumdar Thank you, Madame President, We welcome the High Commissioner’s oral…
July 05, 2021

India: Death of priest highlights persecution of human rights defenders under Modi government

in News

"Human rights activism should not amount to the equivalent of a death sentence,” says CIVICUS, after receiving the devastating news that #Indian activist, Fr.…
July 02, 2021

Eswatini: Respect democratic rights and stop violence against peaceful protesters

in News

🇸🇿#eSwatini: Africa’s last absolute monarchy has been rocked by the largest pro-democracy protests in years. The response by authorities has been brutal, over 24…
July 01, 2021

Philippines: UN must investigate lethal war on drugs

in Geneva

🇵🇭#Philippines: The lethal war on drugs continues with the number of victims rising again in the past six months.Our statement with @karapatan at #HRC47…
July 01, 2021

Colombia: Government must end violence against protesters

in Geneva

🇨🇴#Colombia: At least 83 people have lost their because of #PoliceBrutality.Our joint statement at #HRC47 urges @UN_HRC to call on authorities to investigate all…
June 30, 2021

Cameroon: UN action is needed to address human rights crisis

in Geneva

Joint letter To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland) Multilateral action is needed…
June 30, 2021

Hong Kong: A year on, the National Security Law has crushed civic freedoms

New research on the state of civic freedoms in Hong Kong - a look at restrictions over the past year CIVICUS, the global civil society…
June 28, 2021

Cambodia: Government must end the persistent judicial harassment of environmental defenders

in News

The Government of Cambodia must drop the charges against Mother Nature Cambodia (MNC) environmental defenders and immediately release them, said human rights groups Asian…
June 28, 2021

Pandemic and protests show the essential value of civil society

in Op-Eds

By Andrew Firmin, Editor-in-Chief at CIVICUS Economic inequality soared while the super-wealthy cashed in. Meanwhile, international cooperation was largely lacking and vaccine nationalism became…
June 28, 2021

Bangladesh: Hold security forces accountable for torture

in News

Rights Groups Call for Decisive Action on International Day for Victims The Bangladesh government has failed to address widespread allegations of torture and ill-treatment…
June 24, 2021

Restrictions on civil liberties curtail efforts to build back better

in Geneva

Statement at the 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Delivered by Lisa Majumdar Thank you, Madame President, and thank you High Commissioner for…
June 24, 2021

China: Impunity persists for attacks against human rights

in Geneva

🇨🇳#China: Impunity persists for attacks against human rights. Violations across #Uyghur & #Tibetan regions, as well as #HongKong have become increasingly severe. Civil society…
June 24, 2021

Eritrea: Government fails to address grave human rights violations

in Geneva

🇪🇷#Eritrea is one of the most repressive countries in the world. As human rights violations continue unabated & in the face of violations by…
June 23, 2021

MALAYSIA: ‘The government should have assisted refugees under the pandemic’

CIVICUS speaks to Htoon Htoon Oo, a refugee and activist from Myanmar, currently based in Malaysia. In 2007, he was a chemistry student in…
June 17, 2021

10 world-changing protests you should know about

in Op-Eds

By Andrew Firmin, Editor-in-Chief at CIVICUS Protest works. In Myanmar, Palestine, Thailand, and around the world, people are taking to the streets to resist…