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07 Apr 2016 description

Introduction

En plus de la violence et des agressions que subissent les personnes qui prennent part à des revendications sociales de différents types, les défenseurs des droits de l’homme (DDH) et les mouvements et organisations de la société civile (OSC) se voient également opposer le système pénal comme instrument d’enfreinte à leur travail.

06 Apr 2016 description

Introduction

In addition to the different forms of violence that have been suffered by people who have sought to bring about social change, human rights defenders (HRDs), social movements and civil society organisations (CSOs) have also faced attempts by the authorities to use the criminal justice system as a tool to limit their activities.

06 Apr 2016 description

Introducción

Además de la violencia y agresiones que sufren quienes participan en reclamos sociales de distinta naturaleza, las defensoras y los defensores de derechos humanos (en adelante DDH) movimientos y organizaciones de la sociedad civil (en adelante OSC) también enfrentan el uso del sistema penal como un medio para limitar su labor.

08 Mar 2011 description

Introduction

In recent years several governments have developed specific national mechanisms to protect defenders, all of them in countries seriously lacking in protection for human rights defenders. These mechanisms (laws, action policies, offices) have been established under pressure from (and with the cooperation of) national and international human rights organisations, with essential legal support from the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

01 Jan 2010 description

A manual on protection and security for human rights defenders and those who work for their protection (in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Nepalese, and Bahasa Indonesia)