The latest from Freedom House:

 The NGO Committee of the United Nations Economic and Social Council has voted to deny consultative status to the Committee to Protect Journalists. 

Freedom House is seeking qualified applicants to facilitate and document an internal review, assessment, and future visioning of the Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program commencing in June 2016.

Washington, DC – On May 26, human rights organizations, journalists, and others will gather in front of the White House as part of a global campaign to highlight the ongoing repression of civil society and independent voices in Azerbaijan.

The Kenyan High Court found that the amendments to the Judicial Service Act which gave the President greater power in appointing the Chief Justice to be unconstitutional. 

Eight civil society activists working with the organization for Training and Human Development (TRACKs) in Sudan have been detained and held without charges at the Office of the Prosecutor for State Security. 

Authorities’ response to a recent meeting highlighted the extreme persecution of an unrecognized religious group.

Aldosari, a prominent Saudi women’s rights advocate, discusses prospects for significant social reform in the kingdom.