Ethiopia’s renewed push for admission to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) should be closely scrutinized due to the limited role Ethiopia has granted to civil society and a hostile legal environment that minimizes meaningful debate, Freedom House and Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation said.
In the following letter, Freedom House joins prominent rights organizations in expressing its concern at the Czech president's upcoming meeting with Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov, given the repressive nature of Uzbekistan's government.
Cambodia's prime minister must release garment workers who were detained during demonstrations and ensure the right to peaceful assembly, association and expression, urges Freedom House and key human rights groups.
Thousands of civil society activists are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show their opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and call on President Museveni to veto it. Use hashtag #stopAHB on social media to join the day of action.
Freedom House joined leading human rights and LGBT groups in calling on key corporate sponsors of the Sochi Olympics to speak out against discrimination, harassment and threats against LGBT people in Russia.