Many Groups Likely to Close Despite Growing Need for Services
(Beirut)—The following statement was issued by eight nongovernmental organizations, including Human Rights Watch, on June 2, 2017, concerning Egypt’s repressive new law to regulate nongovernmental groups:
Geneva, 25 May 2017
RE: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia
The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to persistent and grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia and the pressing need to support the establishment of an independent, impartial and international investigation into atrocities committed by security forces to suppress peaceful protests and independent dissent.
To Permanent Representatives of member and observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Geneva, 23 February 2017
RE: Renewing the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan and addressing the need for accountability for past and on-going crimes under international law and human rights violations in South Sudan
(14 February 2017) Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, a prominent Sudanese human rights defender, has been unlawfully detained for over two months, held by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) at Khartoum’s Kober Prison without charge or access to legal representation, 39 human rights groups and activists said.
Ginebra-Paris, 13 de diciembre de 2016. La campaña de ataques contra UDEFEGUA evidencia el grave deterioro de la situación para las defensoras y los defensores de derechos humanos en Guatemala y la necesidad de un compromiso firme de las autoridades guatemaltecas en la protección de quiénes defienden derechos humanos en el país, denunció hoy el Observatorioparala Protecciónde losDefensores deDerechos Humanos (OMCT-FIDH).
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the largest international coalition of nongovernmental organisations fighting against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, is currently seeking to recruit a full-time Intern to aid its fundraising and institutional development activities, to start work from the 18 September 2017 for a duration of 3 to 6 months.
Location of work: International Secretariat of the OMCT, Geneva, Switzerland.