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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 […]

Shocking Decision as Appeal Court Upholds Conviction of Lawyer Tony Germain Nkina

[Burundi] 8 October 2021.- Six international human rights groups – Amnesty International, the Burundi Human Rights Initiative, DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project), Human Rights Watch, Protection International Africa and TRIAL International – condemned the decision of the Court of Appeal of Ngozi on 29 September to uphold the conviction and […]

Black women and girls in Brazil: “we are on our own”

Photo by: Fernando Frazão / Agência Brasil Every July 25th, since 1992, the International Day of the Latin American and Caribbean Black Women is celebrated, with the objective of highlighting the struggle and resistance of black women, as well as their achievements concerning rights and citizenship. The day also aims to draw attention to the […]