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Cover of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development's report called “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers”
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Coalition for Human Rights in Development: the report “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers” has been published

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the Defenders in Development Campaign have published “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of ...

Last update 11 Jun 2019
Women human rights defenders in an illustration by Illustration by artist María María Acha-Kutscher
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United Nations: the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders dedicates his annual report to women human rights defenders

On the occasion of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is taking place in Geneva and will last until 22 March 2019, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human ...

Last update 25 Mar 2019
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EIUC: Venice School of Human Rights, Venice, 6-13 April 2019

The Monastery of San Nicolò at the Lido of Venice will host, from 6 to 13 April 2019, the Venice School of Human Rights, an educational programme managed by the European Inter-University ...

Last update 11 Jan 2019
Michel Forst, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders
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Human Rights Defenders: the UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst has published the World Report

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs), Michel Frost, has published “The World Report on the situation of Human Rights Defenders” with ...

Last update 11 Jan 2019
Logo of the Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018
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Human Rights Defenders, the World Summit adopts a plan of action

On 10th December 2018, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders a ...

Last update 14 Dec 2018
International Shelter City Workshop 2018, Tbilisi 24-26 September
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Tbilisi International Shelter City Workshop 2018, 24-26 September

The Shelter City Network has organized the International City Shelter Workshop, which will be held from Monday 24 September to Wednesday 26 September in Tbilisi, Georgia. The three-days workshop ...

Last update 20 Sep 2018
Shared space under pressure: business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders, cover
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Business and Human Rights Defenders: a new guidance published by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and the International Service for Human Rights

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) have published “Shared space under pressure: business support for civic freedoms ...

Last update 19 Sep 2018
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International Conference “Defending the Defenders - New Alliances for Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights”

Copenhagen, Denmark 5 - 6 September 2018 The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) with the financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is organising the ...

Last update 3 Aug 2018
20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
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Human rights defenders (HRDs): the Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs has prepared a concept note on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders

In view of the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and ...

Last update 3 Aug 2018
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International workshop “Protection of Human Rights Defenders: good practices and the role of Italy” (Rome, MFA, 18 June 2018)

The OSCE Italian Chairmanship has organized the international workshop “Protection of Human Rights Defenders: good practices and the role of Italy”, that will be held on 18 June 2018 at ...

Last update 7 Jun 2018
Cartoon of a Human Rights Defender offering an umbrella to an injured person, with an umbrella with the European stars being offered in turn to them
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Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento: motion approved on the protection of human rights defenders

On January 31, 2018, the Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento approved motion no. 638 on the theme of the protection of human rights defenders. The motion was proposed by the councilor ...

Last update 9 Feb 2018
A UN Security Council session. The participants are seated around a circular table, in the center of which is positioned another, rectangular table.
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Civil Society Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

An open letter, available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, was sent to all UN Member States on behalf of 391 civil society organizations across 98 countries in advance of the Security ...

Last update 18 Oct 2017
Logo of Italian network - in difesa di - for the human rights of Human Rights Defenders
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In Difesa Di: Launch of the Human Rights Defenders Network in Italy

The network "In Difesa Di – per i diritti umani e chi li difende" (In defense of - for human rights and those who defend them) has been launched. The network is a coalition of more than thirty ...

Last update 18 Apr 2017
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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Statement released on Human Rights Defenders and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

A statement on Human Rights Defenders and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights was released by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The statement highlights 8 points of ...

Last update 6 Apr 2017
Cartoon of a Human Rights Defender offering an umbrella to an injured person, with an umbrella with the European stars being offered in turn to them
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Italian Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee approves resolution on Human Rights Defenders

On 31st January 2017, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies approved a resolution for the protection of Human Rights Defenders. The resolution reflects the proposals ...

Last update 2 Feb 2017