Human rights defenders in Somalia
Submitted to: Human Rights Council, 40th session
Concerning: Item 3: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights (Egypt) presents this report to monitor and analyze the situation of activists and defenders of the human rights situation in Somalia, in the context of the Foundation's interest in promoting respect for human rights in the African continent, where human rights defenders face many forms of repression and attempts to stop their work . Although the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1998, recognized the pivotal role that individuals and groups play in society for the realization of human rights.
This report relied on a methodology based on the Somali government's international obligations according to its ratification of a number of international instruments to protect human rights, in addition to collecting, classifying and analyzing available information on the human rights situation of human rights defenders in Somalia, as well as communicating with a number of activists, actors and stakeholders. Local people for this report.