We the undersigned are deeply disappointed with the Administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council, the premier intergovernmental human rights body at the global level. This decision is counterproductive to American national security and foreign policy interests and will make it more difficult to advance human rights priorities and aid victims of abuse around the world.
International, regional and national human rights and development organisations write to Ethiopian Prime Minister to express concern over the recent arrest of 11 Ethiopian journalists, bloggers and political opposition leaders amid a new crackdown on fundamental freedoms.
Iranian and international human rights organizations urge the governments of the United Nations Human Rights Council to support the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have written to the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to demand the immediate release of dissident Liu Xiaobo, and permission for he and his wife to travel overseas for urgent medical treatment.
Freedom House joins national and international press freedom organizations to call on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to take precise, effective and immediate action to halt the violence undermining journalists’ safety in the country.