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A group photo of more than 40 child and youth human rights defenders, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders Mary Lawlor.

2023 Vienna Youth and Child Human Rights Defenders Conference

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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.
• 19th Jun 2023
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Perú: Noticias preocupantes sobre la situación de las mujeres defensoras de derechos humanos

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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.
• 18th May 2023
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Peru: Disturbing news on the situation of women human rights defenders

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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. 
• 18th May 2023
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Key recommendations from human rights defenders with disabilities

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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.
• 3rd May 2023
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More disturbing news of threats to HRDs in the Philippines

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I am receiving more disturbing reports from the Philippines of the harassment of Human Rights Defenders. I noted in my…
• 21st Mar 2023
Flyer for the side event on 14 March 2023 in Geneva, titled "Report Launch: Success through perseverance and solidarity: 25 years of achievements by human rights defenders" Location: Restaurant Vieux Bois, Av. de la Paix 12, 1202 Genève Time: 14:30-15:30 (CET) The event will be live streamed on the ISHR YouTube channel

HRC side event – “Success through perseverance and solidarity: 25 years of achievements by human rights defenders”

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On Tuesday 14 March 2023, a side event will take place on the margins of the 52th session of the…
• 8th Mar 2023
screen capture of a video call with the special rapporteur and four human rights defenders (3 women, 1 man).

Meeting young defenders based in India 

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As part of the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), I am meeting online and…
• 10th Feb 2023
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Concerns over the security of trans human rights defenders in Pakistan

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I remain extremely concerned for the security of trans human rights defenders in Pakistan. Over the last couple of months,…
• 7th Feb 2023
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Encouraging steps in Egypt for Human Rights Defenders but serious challenges remain

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As the new year starts and I look back at the situation of human rights defendants in all parts of…
• 7th Feb 2023
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New General Comment outlines steps for the protection of HRDs in the context of conflicts over land

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On 22 December 2022, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights published a new General Comment on the relationship between human rights and land.
• 25th Jan 2023
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Guest Blog: Afghan Women’s Rights as the Taliban’s Bargaining Tool for International Recognition

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What follows is a guest blog by Tahmina Sobat and Roqia Samim, two human rights defenders from Afghanistan. General Background…
• 24th Jan 2023
This image shows three images of three persons: Sarah Mardini, Sean Binder and Nassos Karakitsos

Human rights defenders on trial in Greece

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Tomorrow, 10 January 2023, the trial of human rights defenders Sarah Mardini, Seán Binder, Nassos Karakitos and 21 others will…
• 9th Jan 2023