Opinion: Governments must stop targeting those who are protecting the rights of others

Ahead of my report to the UN General Assembly next week on human rights defenders working on the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, I wrote a piece for the Irish Times explaining how their situation looks globally.

“There was a time when being kind to people was seen as a good thing. Now, across the world, I see people being attacked and targeted for helping those in need, for bringing food and medicine and water to people who are freezing in forests or dehydrating in deserts”

Read the article in full here: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/2022/10/04/governments-must-stop-targeting-those-who-are-protecting-the-rights-of-others/

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