Avocats Sans Frontières is an international NGO specialised in defending human rights and supporting justice.

Human rights defenders: indispensable agents of democracy in DR Congo

5 February 2018

Over the current election period, there have been many constraints on the rights and freedoms of human rights defenders and pro-democracy activists in the DR Congo; this has been a source of political and social tension. Threats, arbitrary arrests, and unwarranted legal action have increased dramatically, indicating growing restrictions on the public sphere. ASF believes that these actors play an indispensable role in any democratic process.

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ASF receives a donation from the Belgian Development Cooperation to combat human trafficking in Tunisia

22 December 2017

Today, ASF received an exceptional donation of €50,000 from the Belgian Development Cooperation. The Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo, personally presented a cheque to ASF as part of the solidarity event “Music for Life”.

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Victims’ legal representation raised at the 16th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute

18 December 2017

Last week at the Sixteenth Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, ASF and REDRESS co-organised a parallel event on the legal representation of victims before the International Criminal Court, the International Crimes Division in Uganda, and the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic.

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