20/20« First......
Defending Women, Defending Rights was the first international consultation of its kind. Key among its aims was to create a safe space for women human rights defenders to talk about the abuses they and their colleagues and friends have faced and continue to suffer. This report is the official proceedings document for the consultation meeting.
+
In spite of the release of human rights defenders and others from detention in March and April 2006, the Moroccan authorities continue to try to repress any independent human rights work in Western Sahara. Human rights organizations are denied legal registration and human rights defenders are subjected to heavy surveillance, threats and harassment. A Front Line mission visited Morocco and Western Sahara between the 3rd and 10th of May 2006. [...]
+
The work of human rights defenders is fundamental for the universal implementation of those rights, and for the full existence of democracy and the rule of law. The work of human rights defenders has been essential in the defense of rights under dictatorships, authoritarian governments, and during internal armed conflicts. Today, in a context marked by democratic governments, the work of human rights defenders continues to be essential in the [...]
+
Threats towards human rights defenders in Brazil are not restricted to those fighting for civil and political rights; all those who defend and promote economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights are at risk as well. This report documents and denounces the Brazilian government’s slowness, incompetence, and inefficiency in dealing with the issue. In fact, the Brazilian government has not provided an adequate security structure for human rights defenders and does [...]
+
This report is a result of the programme led by the FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) and the OMCT (World Organisation against Torture). It once more paints a bleak picture of the defence of universal rights as a high-risk activity in nearly one hundred States. The overall picture presented in this 2005 report reflects a worldwide human rights situation that is sadly becoming harder. It is clear that arbitrary [...]
+
This report is the result of a mission sent to Saint-Petersburg in June 2005, in the context of an increasing climate of hostility against human rights defenders, characterised by the multiplication, over the past two years, of physical attacks against them – including assassinations – and by numerous assaults on associations’ offices. This hostile atmosphere goes hand in hand with a growth in xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism in Russia directed [...]
+
20/20« First......