Human rights in Africa: Review of 2019
This report documents the state of human rights in the countries sub-Saharan Africa during 2019. It is composed of a regional overview and 34 country entries, subdivided by key human rights themes. Africa faces numerous human rights challenges. Protecting civilians in armed conflict, freeing human rights defenders and activists from repression, opening up political space for dialogue, tackling discrimination and violence against women and minorities, and safeguarding vulnerable people’s economic, social and cultural rights are just some of them. As the deadline closed in for regional political commitments to “Silencing the Guns” by 2020, the goal of ridding Africa of conflict is still a long way off.
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- Egypt: Release activist sentenced after unfair and politically motivated trials: Ahmed Douma
- France: Facing trial for protesting peacefully: Frédéric Vuillaume
- Iraq/Kurdistan Region-Iraq: Further information: Highest court upholds prison sentence: Sherwan Sherwani, Guhdar Zebari, Hariwan Isaa, Ayaz Karam and Shvan Saeed