We advocate

for the rights of all

We engage international human rights bodies and other actors to promote advancements in human rights for all persons.

We stand

against inhuman treatment

We monitor detention centres to measure against international standards, treaties and protections afforded to persons held in detention.

We support

A Pro Bono legal clinic

Contra Nocendi International supports a pro bono legal clinic that provides advice to persons in detention as well as persons who may have concerns about detention.

We provide training

for non governmental organisations

We provide support and training for local NGOs to help augment their capacity to provide more durable and lasting programming for their communities.

Our Organisation

We are a Paris-based international human rights NGO working toward the advancement and protection of human rights in Africa through capacity building and peacebuilding.

Our Mission

Contra Nocendi International stands shoulder to shoulder with human rights defenders to uphold the dignity of all persons.

Our partners

We work closely with partner organisations, government officials and activists to facilitate the necessary respect for all human rights. We also engage in capacity building by working to help augment the monitoring capacities of local NGOs.

Our values

Contra Nocendi embraces the UN Charter and stands firmly behind the prohibition of discrimination and does not discriminate based on sex, age, gender, religious affiliation, nationality, ethnic background, culture, language.

New Contra Nocendi report on migration

10 December 2018

 

As part of our celebration of human rights day, Contra Nocendi International is published its report on the EU Migration Partnership Agreements. We hope that our first in a series of reports will shed light on the practicalities of the partnership agreements and show that there is quite clearly some serious concerns about the lack of due regard for human rights on the part of the European Union. Whether it is a question of respect for international legal norms or looking at the issue of these partnerships with the EU as a future High Contracting Party to the European Convention on Human Rights, it is quite clear that the EU is falling short and must remember that these people are people with inalienable human rights and not just statistical figures.

 

In this report we looked at the issue through the lens of drivers of migration flows from African Union Member States into European Union Member States. We tracked the main migration routes and looked at European Union behaviour at large as well as European Union behaviour in engaging African Union Member States. We were deeply concerned with what appeared to be a preventive stance and an also policing stance on migration into the EU with limited regard to human rights. As our report lays out, the EU partnership agreements with hosting states in the African Union are seriously concerning and at times have limited transparency and accountability. There are concerns that metrics in which these agreements are measured in terms of success do not include human rights concerns of migrants.

 

As we celebrate human rights day today, we will always be mindful of the human price paid for migration policy that does not take proper regard for the human rights and human dignity of migrants.

 

The report can be downloaded here

Promoting Peace and Human Rights: Spotlight on a Partner

 

ASODECOM, Action Solidaire pour le Développement Communautaire in Burundi

A significant part of our work at Contra Nocendi International is done in collaboration with partners on the ground. One such organisation is ASODECOM, Action Solidaire pour le Développement Communautaire, in Burundi. ASODECOM is a civil society organisation in that engages in human rights, peacebuilding, and development activities through capacity building and advocacy.

The multifaceted approach taken by ASODECOM supports local communities and has developed a level of expertise that we at Contra Nocendi International hold in high regard. Additionally, ASODECOM has special consultative status with UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and has developed a strong reputation for engaging in its work in an objective and apolitical manner. 

ASODECOM and human rights and development programming

A large part of ASODECOM’s programming is not focused directly on human rights promotion and observation, but rather on deploying effective development programs to provide support and opportunity for local communities.

ASODECOM has conducted workshops on human rights promotion to help expand awareness international law and Burundian domestic law. They also actively participate in dialogue relating to human rights challenges and promotion as well as participate in local platforms in order to advocate for protections.

Learn more about ASODECOM and other partners by clicking on the Our Partners page.

 

 

Human rights are core to the 2030 Agenda, and sustainable development is a powerful vehicle for the realization of all human rights,”

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, speaking to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, 7 March, 2019 

 

 Promoting peacebuilding capacities, Contra Nocendi International advances both:  

Sustainable Development Goal 5, Gender Equality and

Sustainable Development Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

 

 

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