December 06, 2018

Human rights groups globally call for end to killing of activists in record numbers

Human rights activists are being violently attacked and killed in record numbers 20 years after historic UN declaration adopted to protect them. More than…
December 05, 2018

Arrests of hundreds at demonstrations on West Papua highlight relentless suppression of dissent

Hundreds of West Papuans were arrested for holding peaceful protests Some protesters were attacked by pro-government groups and suffered injuries There has been a…
November 26, 2018

Bangladesh: Authorities must end smear campaign against human rights group Odhikar

Human rights group Odhikar is the target of a broad campaign to prevent them from exposing human rights violations in Bangladesh Pro-government media are…
November 26, 2018

Free Saudi Women Coalition Calls for Immediate Release of Saudi Women Activists

  Coalition of global human rights groups launch a campaign for release of all Saudi women activists behind bars At least 12 women human…
November 22, 2018

Detention of 13 activists a sign of renewed crackdown by Turkish government

13 activists and academics arrested and detained by police in clear act of intimidation Prominent activist Yiğit Aksakoğlu remains in pre-trial custody Recent detentions…
November 16, 2018

With social and political polarisation rising, global campaign gets people talking across divides

Global SPEAK! campaign counters growing divisions with a call to “speak with” those we don’t normally Campaign will comprise almost 200 events in 60…
November 13, 2018

Joint letter in support of the UN General Assembly resolution on the situation of human…

To: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York Your Excellencies, The undersigned national, regional and international civil society organisations urge your…
November 09, 2018

Journalist facing serious charges for reporting amid rising repression in Cameroon

Cameroonian journalist was reporting on human rights abuses when detained Charges include engendering state security and cyber criminality Fears of imminent terrorism charges and…