Africa
  • Region

Overview

The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2017.

Africa’s human rights landscape was shaped by violent crackdowns against peaceful protesters and concerted attacks on political opponents, human rights defenders and civil society organizations. Meanwhile, relentless violence against civilians in long-standing conflicts was compounded by the stagnation of political efforts to resolve these crises. The cycle of impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed in conflicts – including crimes under international law – continued.

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East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)

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