HRDs being interviewed by journalists


Guatemala: Sin libertad de prensa no hay democracia

Ciudad de Guatemala, 17 de mayo 2023 Comunicado de prensa Guatemala: Sin libertad de prensa no hay democracia Hacemos un llamado a las autoridades a respetar y proteger la libertad de expresión y de prensa como condición para garantizar la democracia y la legitimidad del proceso electoral A un mes de las elecciones nacionales, las […]

Environmental Defenders from Brazil at EU Parliament Stir Up Sustainable Due Diligence Debate

[Brussels] 12 October 2022 – Last night over one hundred European policymakers, members of civil society active in the fight for environmental justice and human rights, environmental defenders and journalists gathered in the European Parliament for the avant-premiere of the documentary film The Illusion of Abundance, followed by a panel discussion on the Corporate Sustainable […]

Attempted Murder Conviction of High-Profile HRD Case is Shockingly Overturned

Attempted Murder Conviction of High-Profile HRD Case is Shockingly Overturned Impunity Reigns as the Overall Security of Land Rights Defenders in Thailand is Further Undermined The Wiang Sra Provincial Court of Surat Thani in Thailand just issued its verdict from the Region 8 Court of Appeals, acquitting the suspect in the attempted murder case against […]

Celebration of the Women Human Rights Defenders Day in DR Congo

By Ephrem Chiruza “We will not stop until all human rights defenders enjoy their right to defend human rights by creating an enabling environment for this work to continue,” said Susan Muriungi, Protection International (PI) Africa Regional Director during the celebration of Women Human Rights Defenders Day held at the Dutch Embassy Liaison Office in […]

Germain Rukuki’s Sentence Reduced, a judicial victory for the Burundian HRD

Germain Rukuki’s Sentence Reduced A judicial victory for the Burundian HRD [Nairobi/Brussels, 22 June 2021] – After a series of drawn-out court proceedings, the Appeal Court has ruled that the sentence for Burundian human rights defender (HRD) Germain Rukuki has been reduced from 32 years to 1 year, with a fine of 50,000Fbu. Germain was […]

Uprooted Yet Undeterred

Human rights defenders in Colombia continue to stand up for themselves and their communities regardless of forced displacement Dozens of refugees and internally displaced people are human rights defenders (HRDs), but they are not always effectively recognized as such. In this article we tell some stories about these defenders in Colombia, the challenges their communities […]

Experts: Honduras Must Investigate Illicit Actions Denounced in Berta Cáceres Case

June 1, 2021 A month into the trial of a retired military intelligence officer and president of the DESA hydroelectric company, David Castillo, for the murder of Lenca leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras, the Expert Observation Mission remains concerned about the right to the truth and the clarification of the acts that led to the […]