This years report focuses on the global justice gap the gap between words and deeds where no-one is held accountable for the abuse of human rights.
The stark contrast between many African leaders human rights rhetoric and the lack of concrete action to promote human rights is not new. But hardly ever has it been demonstrated so unequivocally as with their reaction to President Al-Bashirs arrest warrant.
Its not just civil and political rights that are undermined by the justice gap. Across Africa repression and injustice are flourishing, condemning millions to violence, abuse and poverty.
The global justice gap is likely to be tested further this year across the continent as the ICC begins investigations into Kenyas post-election violence, communities in the Niger Delta seek reparation for livelihoods damaged by oil pollution and forced evictions make millions of Africas most vulnerable homeless.Post published in: Politics