Germain Rukuki: Timeline of the Case

In July 2017, the human rights defender Germain Rukuki was arrested in his home and later charged with “rebellion”, “threatening state security”, “attacking the authority of the State” and “participation in an insurrectionist movement”, although no conclusive evidence was ever presented to back the prosecution’s counts. Four years later, Germain has been released from prison. […]

The criminalisation of la Lucha movement in DRC | Criminalisation Series #3

11/07/2018 – Protection International (PI) launches its report on the criminalisation of la Lucha, a citizen movement for the defense of human rights, exposing the characteristics and impacts of this criminalisation on the members of the movement and on their communities and social networks, in the particular context of the Democratic Republic of Congo. With […]

Criminalisation of rural-based human rights defenders in Kenya | Criminalisation Series #2

Protection International (PI) launches the second edition of a new publication series on criminalisation, Criminalisation of rural-based human rights defenders in Kenya – Impact and counterstrategies, which analyses the criminalization of human rights defenders in Kenya in its multiple forms, the impact and the counterstrategies used by HRDs to fight and prevent criminalization. In recent […]

[French] Guidelines for the observation on criminal trials

This Guidelines for the observation on criminal trials aims to provide guidelines for observers working on criminal trials in Africa. In fact, it is based on a study carried out in the Republic Democratic of Congo but this guidelines can be applied to any process taking place in any region of the world. For a […]

[Spanish] Guide for human rigths defenders against the criminalisation

This “Guide for human rigths defenders against the criminalisation” contains best practices and mechanisms for coping the processes aimed against HRDs, their organizations and communities. Available in Spanish. UDEFEGUA, through the Aj Noj Protection Desk Program and in partnership with Protection Intenational, is pleased to introduce the Guide for human rigths defenders against the criminalisation. […]