Freemuse and Nhimbe Trust submit UPR Report on Zimbabwe

21 July 2021

Freemuse and Nhimbe Trust have made a joint stakeholder submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Zimbabwe during the 40th session of the Working Group in January 2022.   The submission evaluates the implementation of recommendations made in the second cycle UPR and assesses the Zimbabwean authorities’ compliance with international human rights obligations as well …

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In solidarity with Palestinian artists and cultural actors

9 July 2021

  Freemuse welcomes the important contributions by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967 in his new report spotlighting the legal status of the settlements in accordance with the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Freemuse encourages the mandate to explore further developments of this topic pertaining to artistic freedom and creative expressions.  In May 2021, violence between Israel and Palestine culminated in …

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Freemuse at RightsCon 2021, 7-11 June 2021, Online

2 June 2021

  Freemuse will hold two sessions during RightsCon 2021. The session “Artists as Terrorists? The global threat of anti-terror legislation to artistic freedom” will focus on the negative impact that counterterror measures have on artistic expression. It aims to explore how civil society can work with governments and intergovernmental mechanisms …

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In solidarity with artists and cultural actors in Myanmar

19 April 2021

On 1 February 2021, Myanmar military forces, also known as Tatmadaw, declared a state of emergency and seized power in Myanmar through a coup d’état. They detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of the National League for Democracy, and handed all executive, judicial and legislative powers to …

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