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Niger : Civic space on the verge of extinction

This report is an analysis of all acts of reduction of civic space in the country since 2014, the year that marked the beginning of increased repression against civil society. Since then, a monitoring of arrests and a critical analysis of the legal and institutional framework have been carried out by members of TLP-Niger. Between the arrests of journalists and internet blackouts, freedom of expression, demonstration, association and privacy are no longer guaranteed.

Chad : a hereditary repression

This report is the result of a collaborative effort between Tournons La Page (TLP), Agir ensemble pour les droits humains and Tournons La Page Tchad (TLP-Tchad). Through its members, TLP collected information and images on human rights violations in the country since the 2021 presidential campaign.This work aims to shed light on the course of events and the conditions under which these abuses occurred.

Building new relations between France and Africa

France is at a turning point in its relations with African societies. A refoundation of relations between France and the African continent necessarily requires a political and military "withdrawal" of Paris, simply by accepting that France is a partner among others and that the history of Africa can also be written without France.

In Africa as elsewhere, there is no democracy without changes of power !

Togo and Gabon have only had one family in power... Yet they do not live in a monarchy! If many African countries suffer from the absence of alternation, it is not a question of culture, as dictators would have us believe. These are political systems organized around the monopolization of power and wealth. In this system, which benefits the leaders in place and their clientele, but also many states and foreign investors, the population is held hostage.

2023 Elections in the Democratic Republic of Ccongo: Rectifying past mistakes to consolidate democracy.

This report provides an overview of the pre-election situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It examines the issues and challenges of the current electoral process and proposes courses of action for the European Union (EU) and its member states. This report was enriched by data from interviews and questionnaires conducted with stakeholders in the current electoral process.

Annual report 2022

Annual report 2021

The year 2021 has been a year of great change for Tournons La Page. It was also a year of strong growth for the movement internationally, now fully independent. The gradual lifting of anti-COVID-19 restrictions has made it possible to resume meetings between members and to re-launch the dynamics of citizen mobilization. One of the great successes of 2021 has been to allow the development of expertise, documentation and advocacy of our members.

Charter of the TLP movement

To become a member of Tournons La Page, you must adhere to the TLP Charter.

Burundi: Extend the Special Rapporteur’s mandate

As the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council approaches, 54 NGOs join DefendDefenders in calling for the renewal of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Burundi. The Special Rapporteur has investigated serious violations and abuses in the country since 2015. Some of these violations may constitute crimes under international law. The signatories stress that the Special Rapporteur needs more time to fulfill his mandate.

Chad: Systematic repression of demonstrations against the extension of the transition period must stop immediately

Demonstrations took place against the extension of the transition period in Chad and the continued rule of Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno. According to Chadian government figures, at least "fifty people were killed and more than 300 injured. The signatories of this communiqué call on the Chadian authorities to immediately put an end to the repression of the demonstrators, in accordance with the Chadian Constitution and the international obligations to which Chad adheres.

EU must suspend military aid to Rwanda over its support of M23

In a joint letter to representatives of the European Union (EU), human rights organizations signal the urgent need to end military aid to the Rwandan army. They urge EU governments to publicly and strongly condemn any collusion or cooperation with armed groups active in eastern DRC and to appoint a special EU envoy to facilitate dialogue processes between parties.

ECOWAS LETTER - Call for reform on term limits

With the resurgence of coups d'état within the ECOWAS zone, the situation is extremely serious. We have decided, as African artists of this continent, to unite in order to make our contribution to the building of an Africa that is more conscious of the needs of its children. We sincerely hope that your mandate at the head of the regional institution will allow for the reform of term limits, after the last aborted attempt in 2022.

TLP General Assembly in Cotonou - Declaration on Democracy, the Rule of Law and Respect for Constitutional Principles in Africa.

From January 23 to 26, 2023, the General Assembly of Tournons La Page (TLP) was held in Cotonou. This important event in the life of TLP saw the participation of a hundred actors from Africa, Europe, America and the Middle East, including representatives of TLP's national coalitions, representatives of coalitions aspiring to membership, partner organizations as well as representatives of technical and financial partners.

One term too many?

Uganda: No democracy without women!