Despite encouraging initial signs regarding  an initiative to lobby for a comprehensive bill of rights (see Focus Report 2013), the situation has deteriorated due to new government-led initiatives aimed at curtailing the work of voluntary and humanitarian non-governmental organisations, including those CSOs engaged in defending, monitoring and advocating for human rights.[1] Moreover, the outbreak of armed civil conflict in December 2013 has increased the number of human rights violations and threats to the work of HRDs.[2]



[2] EHAHRDP. “NGO written statement to the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council”. 18 February 2014.

 

*** This information originates from PI’s publication – FOCUS 2014.