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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Human rights defenders, Joel Ogada, released from Malindi Prison after serving 2 years on a false charge of arson.

Human rights defenders, Joel Ogada, was on 16 September 2015 released from the Malindi Prison after serving 2 years in prison on a false charge of arson. Mr. Joel Ogada is a human rights defender and a resident of Marereni in Malindi Kilifi County. Mr. Ogada is a member of Kubuka Farmers Association which was

Regional conference on reclaiming space for Human Rights Communique from the Defenders in Africa

The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders of Kenya (NCHRD-K) and CIVICUS convened a two day Regional Dialogue for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) on reclaiming the space for HRDs to freely and safely carry out activities for the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms on Tuesday 18 August and Wednesday 19 August 2015 to revisit

REPORT ON REGIONAL DIALOGUE ON SHRINKING SPACE

Introduction The United Nations (UN) identifies the significant role played by regional human rights defenders in the promotion and protection of human rights. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, espoused by the World Conference on Human Rights in 1993, authorized attempts to support and augment the usefulness of these measures while at the same

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