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This Fact Sheet has been prepared with the aim of supporting human rights defenders in their invaluable work. It is addressed primarily to State authorities, national and international non-governmental organizations, United Nations personnel, major private sector actors (including transnational corporations) and human rights defenders themselves. The Fact Sheet is also aimed at the wider public and may be useful to journalists and others in disseminating information on the role and [...]
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Ukweli is meant for national and local human rights organisations and activists who are new to the field or have little experience and knowledge in human rights research and/or human rights law. The need for strengthening the capacity of local human rights defenders to monitor, document and conduct fact-finding was identified in the course of three sub-regional and one all-Africa human rights defenders conferences organised by Amnesty International in 1997 [...]
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“Asian Human Rights Charter is a people’s charter. It is part of an attempt to create in Asia a popular culture on human rights. Thousands of people from various Asian countries participated in the debates during the three-year period of discussion on this document. In addition, more than 200 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) directly took part in the drafting process, and many other NGOs and people’s organizations (POs) have endorsed the [...]
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Any individual, group, non-governmental organization, intergovernmental agency or government organization with reliable knowledge of human rights violations against human rights defenders is encouraged to bring the relevant information to the attention of the Special Rapporteur in writing. The Special Rapporteur will transmit information she considers credible and reliable to the Government concerned and request that it respond with its comments and observations. Because of the wide range of groups and [...]
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Read below or on the AFCHPR website the Resolution on the protection of Human Rights Defenders in Africa, adopted on June 4, 2004 by the African Comission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.  Resolution on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders In Africa The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights meeting at its 35th Ordinary Session held from 21st May to 4th June 2004, in Banjul, The Gambia: Recognising the crucial [...]
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