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EG Justice & Human Rights Watch
November 11, 2011

Proposed constitutional changes would strengthen the near-absolute powers of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and further deprive citizens of their civil and political rights.

EG Justice & Human Rights Watch
November 4, 2011

The government of Equatorial Guinea has released an opposition party member and civil society activist arrested on November 1, 2011.

Martin Enserink
September 23, 2011

A year ago, human rights activists thought they had squashed a proposed United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO) prize in the life sciences that would honor Teodoro Obiang, the longtime dictator of Equatorial Guinea. But that celebration may have been premature. The controversial award is back on the agenda of UNESCO's Executive Board, which will meet in Paris next week—and this time, Obiang has the backing of the entire African Union (A.U.).

EG Justice
November 17, 2011

A timeline of the 2011 constitutional reform process in Equatorial Guinea.

Reuters Africa
September 14, 2011

Four men sentenced to death after a summary trial in Equatorial Guinea on coup charges were executed the day after a team of U.N. human rights investigators left the country, one of the investigators said.

Josep Anglada Bigordá
October 9, 2011

This article analyzes the use of coups, corruption and violence as strategies for governing in Equatorial Guinea.

United Nations Human Rights Council
July 4, 2011

Working group report focused on the investigations and prosecutions relating to the attempted coup d’état of March 2004 and to the armed attack on the presidential palace by alleged mercenaries on 17 February 2009. The Working Group also inquired about the activities of private military and security companies operating in Equatorial Guinea.

IQ4 News
Yemisi Akinbobola
November 4, 2011

Human Rights Watch and EG Justice have called for the government of Equatorial Guinea to release an opposition party member and civil society activist arrested on November 1, 2011.

EG Justice
Joseph Kraus
September 27, 2011

The UNESCO-Obiang Prize, with the stated goal of recognizing “scientific achievements that improve the quality of human life,” is back on the agenda. The record of President Obiang’s regime, however, stands in sharp contrast to the lofty aims of the proposed prize, and UNESCO should reject it again.

EG Justice
June 23, 2011

An open letter to African Union Commission Chairperson Jean Ping expressing disappointment at the lack of civil society participation at the African Union Summit. 

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