The American Bar Association (ABA), Center for Human Rights (Center) submits this information with respect to the third cycle of the UPR of the Republic of Mozambique.
Established in 1878, the ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers and legal professionals in the world. The ABA Center for Human Rights promotes and protects human rights worldwide by defending human rights advocates facing retaliation, rallying thought leaders on crucial issues, and holding abusive governments accountable under the law.
In this UPR, the ABA Center for Human Rights provides updates and makes recommendations regarding:
- Human rights violations in the context of counter-terrorism including: due process rights, enforced disappearances, extra-judicial executions, and supression of access to information.
- Broader freedom of expression concerns including: harassment, intimidation, and attacks against journalists and human rights defenders, and criminal defamation laws.
This submission was prepared by the American Bar Association, Center for Human Rights (Center) and reflects the Center’s views. It has not been approved by the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association and therefore should not be construed as representing the policy of the American Bar Association as a whole. Further, nothing in this report should be considered legal advice in a specific case.