Main Take-Aways from the 2022 UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

[Brussels, Belgium] As a global community, we will not achieve our goals for improved transparency, climate action, universal access to justice and effective remediation if we do not protect and respect the right to defend human rights. We are pleased to have seen such a strong focus on the importance of human rights defenders (HRDs) […]

Women Human Rights Defenders in Thailand Advocate for Care Income Amendment

On 29 November at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), the Women Human Rights Defenders Collective in Thailand organised an event to mark the 2022 International Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Day with the presence of representatives from various networks. It was a space for discussion about the importance and value of work contributed […]

The Beni military court annuls sentence for the 13 LUCHA human rights defenders

The Beni military court annuls sentence for the 13 LUCHA human rights defenders Protection International (PI) and Protection International Africa (PIA) welcome the decision of the military court of North Kivu, DR Congo, to annul the sentence of 13 human rights defenders (HRDs) of the citizen movement Lutte pour le changement “LUCHA” in an appeal […]

States’ Responsibility and Opportunity to Protect Environmental and Climate Justice Defenders

Stockholm+50 States’ Responsibility and Opportunity to Protect Environmental and Climate Justice Defenders On the eve of the Stockholm+50 conference, Protection International (PI) calls for environmental and climate justice human rights defenders (HRDs) to be at the centre of this critical environmental meeting. The bold choices and actions proposed for UN Member States must be aligned […]

Upholding the Right to Defend Human Rights During Democratic Elections

The ethos of Protection International (PI) is centred around human rights defenders (HRDs) and their right to defend human rights. During election season, the right to defend human rights refers to the right to freedom of expression, the right to vote, the right to free and fair elections within a democratic society and for the […]

13 LUCHA defenders sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment for peaceful protest – a stain on the rule of law so highly praised by the authorities in the DR Congo.

JOINT STATEMENT 13 LUCHA defenders sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment for peaceful protest – a stain on the rule of law so highly praised by the authorities in the DR Congo. 01 April 2022 We, the signatory organisations, deplore the unfounded and unjust condemnation of the thirteen human rights defenders (HRDs) of the LUCHA by […]

Mae Ocampo joins Protection International as new Executive Director

A Message from the chairperson of PI’s  Global Board of Director: Mae Ocampo joins Protection International as new Executive Director Brussels, 3rd November 2021, It is with great pleasure that we inform you of Ms Mae Ocampo joining Protection International AISBL as its new Executive Director. Ms Ocampo brings a number of key strengths to […]