What is the role of human rights defenders in identifying, preventing, mitigating and remedying the adverse impacts of large-scale development projects? What are the responsibilities of States, corporations and multilateral development actors in ensuring that human rights defenders can undertake their work in a safe and enabling environment?
These questions were addressed at an ISHR side event on the role, protection and effective participation on human rights defenders in development. The discussion was cohosted by the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations.
The event took place on 29 October 2013, at the United Nations in New York. This video comes from the UN Webcast