Welcome to my new website!

This year, online work has become more important for us than ever. Since taking up the mandate of Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders on 1 May 2020, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been trying to find better ways to promote the work of Human Rights Defenders.

That’s why I’ve launched a new website, where you’ll be able to:

  • Stay up to date on the latest activities of the mandate for the protection of Human Rights Defenders at risk.
  • Read up on Human Rights Defenders, the work they do and the challenges they face.
  • Learn more about my role and how to get in touch with my team.
  • Discover resources useful to you as a Human Rights Defender, State representative, Business entity or CSO.

Here are some tips to make the best use of the site:

  • In Official letters and statements you’ll find an easily navigable selection of letters and press releases I issue through UN Special Procedures.
  • In the “Latest information received by the SR” section, you’ll find additional information on human rights defenders at risk as well as interesting reports, and good news stories I hear from human rights defenders around the world.

I hope this website becomes a space where HRDs, State officials, journalists, businesspeople and all those interested in the work of Human Rights Defenders feel welcome and find useful.

We would really like your feedback on the website. Get in touch with my team by clicking the “Contact” button on the top right corner.



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