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Tunisia: restrictions against defenders, violence and reversal of gainsInformation Received
[English / العربية / Français] In a hearing with Tunisian human right defenders, I heard very worrying information about increasing restrictions on their work, danger to their physical safety, and the threat of reversals to significant gains made in fundamental rights in recent years.
Hearing with human rights defenders in the DRCInformation Received
Earlier this month, I held a hearing with human rights defenders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It was an opportunity for me to learn more about their work and the challenges they face as they go about promoting and protecting human rights.
Concerns for the situation of Quilombola defenders in BrazilInformation Received
Earlier this month, I participated in an event with human rights defenders from Quilombola communities in the Brazilian Amazon. The speakers talked about the tension under which Quilombola communities live, and the risks for those at forefront of efforts to defend their rights in the face of land-grabs and a predatory model of development.
Guest Blog: Rania from YemenInformation Received
This piece is a guest blog written by Rania Awn, a young human rights defender from Yemen who took part in the 2023 Vienna Youth and Child Human Rights Defenders Conference we organised in June.
Gender-based attacks on WHRDs in SudanInformation Received
I’ve received extremely worrying reports of gender-based attacks against women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in Darfur, Sudan, in the context of the ongoing atrocities in the region.
Guest Blog: Dulce María from EcuadorInformation Received
This piece is a guest blog written by Dulce María Urdiales Calle, a child human rights defender from Ecuador who took part in the 2023 Vienna Youth and Child Human Rights Defenders Conference we organised in June.
What I’m hearing from human rights defenders in GeorgiaInformation Received
On 24 May, I held two hearings with human rights defenders from Georgia, who shared the risks and challenges they face in their respective work, and spoke of the general situation for HRDs in the country.
Sudan – Killings of HRDs in West DarfurInformation Received
Over the last month, six human rights defenders have been killed in El-Geneina, West Darfur. I condemn these tragic, abhorrent attacks.
2023 Vienna Youth and Child Human Rights Defenders ConferenceInformation Received
On 5 June 2023, 40 young human rights defenders joined me and our team in Vienna for a conference to address the challenges they face and the forms of support they need.
Perú: Noticias preocupantes sobre la situación de las mujeres defensoras de derechos humanosInformation Received
He recibido noticias preocupantes sobre la criminalización y estigmatización de las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos en el Perú, en el contexto de las protestas que han tenido lugar en el país desde diciembre de 2022.
Peru: Disturbing news on the situation of women human rights defendersInformation Received
I’m hearing disturbing news of criminalization and stigmatization of women human rights defenders in Perú, in the context of the protests that have been taking place in the country since December 2022.
Key recommendations from human rights defenders with disabilitiesInformation Received
Today is the 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. To mark the occasion, I am sharing key recommendations to States, NGOs, donors & others, drawn from consultations with human rights defenders with disabilities.