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Rights body expresses concern over escalating human rights abuses in Uganda

Rights body expresses concern over escalating human rights abuses in Uganda

The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda (NCHRD-U) has  expressed concern over the escalation of human rights violations across 2019, specifically targeting Human Rights Defenders (HRDs). As we start the New Year – and a new decade – we wish to reflect on major incidents that shaped the year, available opportunities, and issue […]

Rights activists demand on Dr Stella Nyanzi and journalist Gertrude Uwitware

Rights activists demand on Dr Stella Nyanzi and journalist Gertrude Uwitware

Human rights activists under their umbrella body National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda (NCHRD-U) have urged government to respect Dr Stella Nyanzi’s right to be presumed of sound mind, describing attempts by authorities to examine her mental state as a violation of her rights. The organisations also demand government to investigate the circumstances […]

Ethiopia: End use of counter-terrorism law to persecute dissenters and opposition members

Ethiopia: End use of counter-terrorism law to persecute dissenters and opposition members

2 June 2016 The Ethiopian Government must end its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protestors as well as members and leaders of the political opposition through the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP) says a group of civil society organisations (CSOs). “The government’s repression of independent voices has significantly worsened as the Oromo protest […]

Join International Human Rights Internships

International Human Rights Internships: The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) is an international non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, at the heart of the United Nations human rights system, with a small branch office in New York. International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) is established in supporting and facilitating the work of human rights defenders […]

Internship for Human Rights Postgraduate Students

Front Line offers a 6 month internship for postgraduate students of the University of Peking’s International Human Rights Programme. This six-month programme is based at Front Line’s offices in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Selected participants work on a single identified project related to the international protection of human rights defenders and engage in training appropriate to […]

Apply for Internship at African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

Apply for Internship at African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights Internship at African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights: The purpose of the Internship is to support the work of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR). It is a 12 month position based […]

Frank Jennings Internship – Front Line Human Rights Defenders

The Frank Jennings Internship has been set up to give an opportunity for dedicated and talented individuals to gain experience working for the protection of human rights defenders in an international NGO and at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Two interns are selected each year starting one in April and one […]

Opportunity for Administration Internship

Front Line, The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders invites applications for a 6-month administration internship. The internship will be based in Front Line’s office in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Requirements: The successful candidate will have excellent clerical and computer skills as well as practical experience in an administratve role. He/she will be […]

Call for Human Rights Defenders Tulip Award

Human Rights Defenders Tulip Award: Nominations are now being accepted for the Human Rights Defenders Tulip award. Anyone can nominate a candidate for the human rights defenders award. The award, an initiative of the Dutch Government, will be presented by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs on 9 November. The Human Rights Defenders Tulip is […]

Front Line Fellowship for Human Rights Defenders

Front Line Fellowship for Human Rights Defenders: Each year Front Line recruits two human rights defenders at risk to take part in a 6 month fellowship and training program. The locations could include Dublin, Brussels etc. Selected participants work on a specific project related to the international protection of human rights defenders as well as […]

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