October 11, 2019

Serbia’s Civic Space Downgraded

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The downgrade is based on an assessment of conditions for the exercise of the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression on the CIVICUS…
October 11, 2019

On 10th anniversary of ACPRA, NGOs call on Saudi authorities to release all detained members

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ARABIC On October 12, 2019, which marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights (ACPRA), the…
October 10, 2019

Iraq: Freedom of speech and assembly under attack as over 100 killed & hundreds arrested

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ARABIC The undersigned international, regional and Iraqi human rights organisations demand that the authorities in Iraq immediately uphold promises to put an end to…
October 07, 2019

Civil Society Organisations condemn the continued investigation of ex-RFA journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin

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Phnom Penh, 07 October 2019 - We, the undersigned civil society organisations strongly condemn the decision by the Municipal Court judge to continue the…
October 07, 2019

Exposing human rights violations through sport in Eritrea — is anyone taking notice?

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By David Kode, advocacy and campaigns lead at CIVICUS Sport is a major unifier among all nations and the plight of Eritrean athletes should…
October 04, 2019

Open letter to the Emirati authorities to free HRD, Ahmed Mansoor on his 50th Birthday

On 22 October, Ahmed Mansoor will turn 50 in prison so CIVICUS and partners have organised a series of actions to help #FreeAhmed and…
October 04, 2019

India: End communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir without further delay

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Kathmandu/Bangkok/Paris/Geneva, 4 October 2019: Today completes two months of the unprecedented communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Asian Forum for Human Rights…
October 03, 2019

Civil Society in Latin America makes its way into sharing economy

This article is part of the #StoriesOfResilience series, coordinated by CIVICUS to feature groups and activists on their journey to promote better resourcing practices…
October 02, 2019

Khashoggi paid the price for being a 'different Saudi'

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By Masana Ndinga-Kanga, Crisis Response Fund Lead at CIVICUS Since Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on October 2, 2018, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Saudi authorities have…
October 01, 2019

A year on, NGOs amplify calls for justice and accountability for Jamal Khashoggi's murder

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On 2 October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain official documents in order to get married, but he did…
October 01, 2019

Egypt: international community must take a stand and demand an end to human rights violations

#Egypt: 2000+ people arrested after peaceful protests. CIVICUS calls on @AlsisiOfficial to respect rights of peaceful assembly in Egypt and to release all those…
September 30, 2019

A seat at the table for civil society

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By Lysa John, Secretary-General of CIVICUS & Mandeep Tiwana, Chief Programmes Officer at CIVICUS 2019 may well be remembered as the year in which ordinary citizens…
September 30, 2019

Listen to the future – how 26 youth-led organizations are supercharging the UN's Global Goals

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By Lysa John, Secretary-General of CIVICUS From gun control marches in the United States to impassioned climate change speeches on the global stage of…
September 30, 2019

CONSPIRACY THEORIES: ‘When social trust has been eroded, people don’t know what to believe’

As part of our 2019 thematic report, we are interviewing civil society activists, leaders and experts about their experience of facing backlash by anti-rights…
September 27, 2019

Reaction to human rights resolution on Cambodia

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Response to resolution on Cambodia CIVICUS welcomes the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on…
September 27, 2019

Reaction to human rights resolution on Sudan

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Response to resolution on Sudan CIVICUS welcomes the resolution on Sudan passed by the Human Rights Council…
September 27, 2019

Reaction to human rights resolution on reprisals

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Response to resolution on reprisals CIVICUS welcomes the new resolution on reprisals, passed by the Human Rights…
September 27, 2019

Reaction to human rights resolution on Burundi

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Response to resolution on Burundi CIVICUS and members welcome the renewal of the Commission of Inquiry on…
September 27, 2019

CLIMATE CHANGE: ‘There is no respect for the role of civil society’

Portuguese CIVICUS speaks with Adriana Ramos, advisor at Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), a Brazilian civil society organisation that has worked since 1994 to propose solutions to…
September 26, 2019

Sudan: Excessive force of protests continues under transitional government

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Statement on the situation of human rights in Sudan CIVICUS and the Sudanese Development Initiative are encouraged…
September 26, 2019

MIGRANTS’ RIGHTS: ‘Hate speech is driven by unequal power relations and negative stereotypes’

As part of our 2019 thematic report, we are interviewing civil society activists, leaders and experts about their experience of facing backlash by anti-rights…
September 25, 2019

Cambodian civil society needs international support

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Joint statement during interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cambodia CIVICUS and the Cambodian Center for Human…
September 25, 2019

Joint statement calling on Saudi Arabia to improve its human rights record

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ARABIC 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Free Saudi WHRDs Coalition* praise the…
September 25, 2019

ETHIOPIA: ‘Civil society can play a key role in overcoming divisions’

CIVICUS speaks to Yared Hailemariam, Executive Director of the Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia, about recent political reforms in Ethiopia, the opening opportunities…
September 24, 2019

UNITED NATIONS: ‘Civil society has proved itself to be an indispensable ally’

CIVICUS speaks to Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns at the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK). Founded in 1945, UNA-UK is devoted to building…
September 23, 2019

Gates Foundation award to India’s Modi a setback for civic freedoms and democratic values

The decision by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a Goalkeepers Global Goals Award on 24 September sends the…
September 23, 2019

HUMAN RIGHTS: ‘People have a great desire for positive stories’

CIVICUS speaks with Saleem Vaillancourt, a journalist and media producer who works to promote the rights of Iran’s Bahá’í community and to encourage positive…
September 21, 2019

Statement: Qatar's adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Joint statement on Qatar's adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights CIVICUS and the Gulf Centre…
September 21, 2019

Statement: Ethiopia's adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Joint statement on Ethiopia's adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights Mr President, CIVICUS and Association…
September 21, 2019

Statement: Equatorial Guinea's adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Joint statement on Equatorial Guinea's adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights Mr President, EG Justice,…
September 21, 2019

Statement: Nicaragua not implementing human rights recommendations

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Joint statement on Nicaragua's adoption of Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights Red Local and CIVICUS welcome…
September 20, 2019

Strengthen the work of UN Special Procedures that can protect human rights

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Joint Statement: 20 NGOs express support for the Coordination Committee’s process to strengthen the work of the…
September 20, 2019

CHILE: ‘The COP needs the participation of civil society’

In a context of great mobilisation on climate action around the world and in the run up to the next Conference of the Parties on…
September 19, 2019

Reprisals are calculated steps by states to prevent activists from exposing human rights violations

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Statement during interactive dialogue with the Assistant Secretary General on Reprisals We thank the Assistant Secretary General…
September 19, 2019

Côte d’Ivoire: Activists being arrested and concerns ahead of 2020 elections

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42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Statement during Adoption of the UPR report of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Mr President, CIVICUS welcomes the…
September 19, 2019

ANTI-RIGHTS GROUPS: ‘They don’t think human rights are universal, or they don’t view all people…

As part of our 2019 thematic report, we are interviewing civil society activists, leaders and experts about their experience of facing backlash by anti-rights…