The signing organisations commend the important contributions made by the British government and the European Union (EU) to the protection of human rights defenders worldwide and particularly in Colombia. The adoption of the EU guidelines on Human Rights Defenders in 2004 is a clear illustration of the general interest and concern of the EU in this respect. The Council conclusions on Colombia have represented another important expression of concern on [...]
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On June 19th, 2007, a non-legislative motion about the protection of the Human Rights Defenders was approved in the Spanish State’s Plenary Sitting of the Congress of Deputies This proposition is the result of the joint work of PBI European Bureau (PBI BEO) – within its programme Protectionline and following its line of work with parliamentarians as active agents in the protection of human rights defenders- the PBI national group [...]
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Published jointly by the IPU and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Handbook on Human Rights for Parliamentarians is intended for parliamentarians who want to familiarize themselves with the framework that has been set up since 1945 by the United Nations and regional organizations to protect and promote human rights. It presents the notion of human rights and the core contents of the rights enshrined [...]
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