September 22, 2020

Algeria: Arbitrary detention of journalist Khaled Drareni another blow to democratic transition

العربية The undersigned civil society groups are alarmed at the continued and escalating attacks on civic space in Algeria and call on the government…
September 22, 2020

India: Report highlights ongoing misuse of restrictive laws during pandemic to keep activists behind bars

Report highlights judicial harassment of activists, targeting of journalists and crackdown on protesters  Modi government has continued to use state resources to sustain its…
September 21, 2020

CIVICUS calls on the Cameroonian authorities to show restraint ahead of planned protests

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS calls on the Cameroonian authorities to avoid using violence to curb anti-government protests planned by members of the political…
September 15, 2020

Cambodia: CIVICUS calls on government to release activists after wave of arrests

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS is extremely concerned by an ongoing crackdown on activists in Cambodia over the last month. A chilling wave of…
September 15, 2020

Austria's civic space rating upgraded

Available in German Political gains made by the Green party and increasing dialogue between government and civil society, has led to an improvement in…
September 14, 2020

Niger: human rights defenders still unjustly detained for more than six months

On 15 September 2020 it will be six months since three human rights defenders were jailed in Niger simply for participating in peaceful protests…
September 09, 2020

Global call for international human rights monitoring mechanisms on China

An open letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, UN Member States.
August 27, 2020

Rights organisation calls for release of activist Sudha Bharadwaj on 2nd anniversary of her arrest

CIVICUS urges authorities to drop baseless charges against Sudha Bharadwaj  There are concerns for Bharadwaj’s health in prison during COVID-19 pandemic Bharadwaj is featured…