Panel Discussion on Anti-Terrorism Laws in Africa

On the 12th of March, Civil Rights Defenders will co-sponsor a parallel session at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. The event will focus on the use and abuse of anti-terrorism laws in Africa which is undermining civil society, eroding human rights and leading to a situation where numerous dissidents have been imprisoned.

As Civil Rights Defenders expands its programme to include the East & Horn of Africa terrorist threats from Al-Shabab pose genuine threats to national security, human rights, regional stability, and the civilian populations across the region.

The other co-sponsors will include Civicus and the East & Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP).

This event will discuss and analyse these trends across the African continent and will include our Programme Director for the East & Horn of Africa, Mesfin Negash on the discussion panel.  The broad reach of anti-terror legislation and its chilling impact on other rights and freedoms will also be one of the main threads going through this discussion.

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The Misuse of Anti-Terrorism Laws in Africa


Categories: News.
Tags: East & Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, Somalia, and United Nations Human Rights Council.
Regions: East Africa.