Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)

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Case studies on how NHRIs promote and protect the rights of HRDs also how NHRIs have managed the risk of reprisals as HRDs themselves.

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The Marrakech Declaration

“Expanding the civic space and promoting and protecting human rights defenders, with a specific focus on women: The role of national human rights institutions” - The Marrakech Declaration. Adopted du…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 7 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

The APF Regional Action Plan on Human Rights Defenders

The APF Regional Action Plan on Human Rights Defenders (RAP). The Regional Action Plan (RAP) on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) establishes an agenda for action on behalf of the APF and its members to…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 7 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 2019

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 2019 In this report presented to the Human Rights Council in July 2019, the (now former) UN Special Rapporteur on the situa…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 7 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

Front Line Defenders 2020 Global Analysis

The situation for Human Rights Defenders in 2020 Front Line Defenders is an international non-government organisation that aims to protect human rights defenders at risk (HRDs). Every year, Front Lin…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 8 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

Operational Guidelines - Regional Action Plan on Human Rights Defenders (RAP)

Operational Guidelines - For implementing the national actions in the APF Regional Action Plan on Human Rights Defenders (RAP). About this guide. This resource provides a step-by-step guideline for y…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 4 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

NHRIs are HRDs

NHRIs are the defenders of defenders. Like HRDs, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) play a crucial role in promoting and monitoring the effective implementation of international human rights…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 7 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

What is an Early Warning System (EWS) for HRDs?

What is an Early Warning System (EWS) for HRDs? An ‘Early Warning System’ (EWS) is an apparatus put in place to monitor, detect, and predict situations where HRDs may be vulnerable or at risk. An EWS…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 7 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

Defining Human Rights Focal Points

Defining Human Rights Focal Points. This study undertaken by the Danish Institute for Human Rights explores how governmental human rights focal points (GHRFPs), understood as states’ administrative s…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 7 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

Model law on Human Rights Defenders

Model law on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs). NHRIs have a role to play to achieve the legal recognition and protection of defenders. This can be achieved by lobbying key stakeholders, such as the exec…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 7 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 2016

In his report presented to the Human Rights Council in February 2016, the (now former) UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders was convinced that effective protection of defe…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 8 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

Countering narratives against HRDs

Countering narratives against HRDs. The APF Regional Action Plan on Human Rights Defenders (RAP) highlights the need to counter vilification, defamation and smear campaigns often endured by HRDs when…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 7 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

UN declaration on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)

The UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and F…

Kate Turner-Mann
Updated 8 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

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