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09 Dec 2016 description

(Kinshasa) – The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a coalition of 72 Congolese and 15 international human rights organizations said today.

07 Apr 2016 description


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


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


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.

09 Nov 2015 description

À l’attention des Représentants permanents des États Membres et Observateurs du Conseil des droits de l’Homme des Nations Unies

Objet : Appel à la tenue d’une session spéciale du Conseil des droits de l’Homme afin de contribuer aux efforts onusiens et régionaux visant à prévenir la commission d’atrocités au Burundi

Madame, Monsieur l’Ambassadeur,

02 May 2012 description

We, the undersigned international human rights organizations, are concerned that the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has yet to take the necessary steps to ensure that the process of drafting the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) is transparent and fully consultative with civil society organizations in the ASEAN region.

In a joint statement released on April 8th (full text below), over 130 local, national and regional civil society organizations across the ASEAN region called on AICHR to implement the following steps:

08 Mar 2011 description


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)