12 June 2015

ASF instrumental in launching a fund for the protection of Human Rights Defenders in East Africa

The African Great Lakes Human Rights Defenders Protection Fund is finally official! This innovative financial mechanism, the first of its kind in the region, was championed by ASF, the East Africa Law Society and regional partners. It has been designed to protect the rights and freedoms of Human Rights Defenders in the Great Lakes region of Africa.


24 July 2013

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Being a lawyer, a high-risk profession

Whether they are members of civil society organizations, lawyers or media professionals, human rights defenders have a common objective: promote and protect human rights. They are often confronted with attempts to limit their work such as threats, harassment, and sometimes torture or even murder. That is why ASF and the East Africa Law Society are implementing actions of support and protection for HRDs in five African countries.


15 June 2012

ASF supports Human Rights Defenders in five African countries

Nairobi, Kenya – Lawyers and other human rights defenders (HRDs) are often directly targeted when they speak out against local authorities who are at times responsible for human rights violations.


26 April 2011

Challenging Rwanda

Eradicating the ideology of genocide but respecting freedom of speech. Avocats Sans Frontières is no stranger to Rwanda; present since 1996 the organization initiated, in close collaboration with the European Union and the Belgian Kingdom, a program for the most[…]


26 April 2011

Rwanda : Opening of a New Legal Clinic

On the 2nd March 2011, the ASF team in Rwanda officially inaugurated the legal clinic in Muhanga (Southern Province). The clinic – the second, after that of Gisenyi, to have been established in the country – is located in the[…]



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