THAILAND: THREE ISAAN COMMUNITY-BASED HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS’ GROUPS BLOCKED BY SECURITY FORCES FROM ACCESSING MINISTER OF ENERGY
On 10th August 2015, several hundred villagers from Khon Kaen and Kalasin provinces, Isaan region, northeastern Thailand, staged a demonstration outside a petroleum project in the Dongmoon conservation area, calling for the project to be stopped and for community rights to participate in public affairs. At approximately 9:30 AM, villagers from the Baan Namoon-Doonsard Conservation Group (Khon Kaen), Dongmoon Conservation Group (Kalasin) and Protecting Dongmoon Group, Thong Yai Sub-District (Kalasin) [...]+
EU COUNCIL ADOPTS NEW ACTION PLAN ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY. A FORWARD STATEMENT BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEMOCRACY NETWORK
On 2o July 2015 the European Council adopted a New EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for the period 2015-2019, reaffirming the EU‘s commitment to promoting human rights and democracy worldwide. “The Action Plan we are launching today focuses on empowering local actors and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). All EU members stand united in taking it forward.” said the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign [...]+
PI'S ONLINE COURSE "SECURITY AND PROTECTION MANAGEMENT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS"
We are pleased to announce the opening of the registration for the online course “Security and protection management for human rights defenders and social organisations” mainly addressed to NGOs, social organizations and persons interested in the security work for HRD, their organizations and/or communities. Why take this course? Education and training for Human Rights Defenders is a broad subject with different needs. One such need, which we consider to be [...]+