My reflections on this year’s uncontested election to the UN Human Rights Council
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Just over two weeks ago, 18 States[1] ran for 18 available seats at the UN Human Rights Council. This meant…
One year since the death of Fikile Ntshangase
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Today, 22 October 2021 marks one year since 65 year old woman environmental defender, Fikile Ntshangase, was shot dead in…
Reprisals – Reflections on the report and resolution at the UN Human Rights Council
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“States seldom take responsibility for such [reprisals], but rather there is almost invariably a blind, blanket and almost bovine denial.” …
My next report: why anti-corruption?
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As soon as I took up this mandate as Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in May last year,…
Vacancy: Human Rights Researcher Consultancy Opportunity
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The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders is seeking a part-time researcher with practical experience of working with Human…
Over a year on, Belarus still hostile for Human Rights Defenders
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Today marks the one year anniversary of the detention of Marfa Rabkova, Woman Human Rights Defender with Viasna Human Rights…
The new UN Climate Report and Environmental Defenders
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The report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which came out earlier this week warns of imminent climate…
#InternationalYouthDay: Speech for the African Environmental Defenders Youth Day Webinar
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Today, 12 August 2021, I participated in a webinar organised by Natural Justice for International Youth Day. At the webinar,…
Стихотворение Дмитрия Купаева
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Дмитрий пишет стихи и издал уже три книги, мотивирующие российское ЛГБТ-сообщество жить открыто. Он также занимается просветительской деятельностью в интернете…
Podcast with Women’s Regional Network
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Last week, I joined the Women’s Regional Network (WRN) to discuss the situation of Human Rights Defenders in South Asia.…
«Estados deben hacer que empresas entiendan impacto del extractivismo» (Entrevista con Página Siete)
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Hoy el periódico boliviana “Página Siete” puiblicó una conversación que yo tuve con uno de sus periodistas hace un par…
Les dé des droits humains en situation de conflit et de postconflit
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Un défenseur des droits humains est quelqu’un qui défend n’importe quel droit de l’homme au nom d’une personne ou d’un…




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