We, the undersigned NGOs, urge your government to support the renewal and strengthening of the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen through the enhancement of its reporting structure and strengthening language on accountability, as a matter of priority at the upcoming 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, taking place from 10 - 27 September.
Index Number: ASA 16/7503/2017
Re: Urgent Action Needed to Protect Yemeni Human Rights Advocates and Civil Society
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
In January 2017, ARTICLE 19 analysed the December 2016 amendment to Thailand’s Computer Crime Act of 2007 (the Amended Act) for its compliance with international freedom of expression standards. The Amended Act is currently awaiting the endorsement of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. ARTICLE 19 has previously reviewed the 2007 Act and called on the Thai Government to amend it.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Regional Director will develop and lead the implementation of ARTICLE 19’s regional strategies and projects and develop new work in Bangladesh and South Asia region. The post holder will build ARTICLE 19 profile in the region, and strengthen its impact on freedom of expression and information. She/he will be an ambassador for ARTICLE 19 in the region, representing the organisation in the media, donors, governments, partners, opinion makers and leaders.
The purpose of the role is expand the ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office’s leadership in the fields of freedom of expression and information and the impact on media and human rights defenders.
She/he will also support ARTICLE 19’s Eastern Africa’s work relating to digital rights, internet governance and the intersection of human rights and technology.