Human Rights Defenders

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BBC World News "For Those Who Died Trying" photo project 2016

Protection International project "For Those Who Died Trying" commemorating the work and dedication of Thai human rights defenders on BBC World News - 01/06/2016 - Photos by Luke Duggleby
Have a look at the whole photo album here: https://www.facebook.com/276750154100/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1015429...

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“FROM DOCTOR TO DEFENDER: HOW DR MUKWEGE TOOK CHARGE OF HIS PATIENTS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND PROTECTION”

Prior to receiving the Prix Solidarité prize in Belgium this Thursday 16 October, Dr Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynaecologist and world renowned expert on repairing rape patients internal physical damage, had the chance to sit down with longstanding partner organisation Protection International (PI) and explain how through his work, he evolved from a doctor to a defender of human rights – and the security risks that came along with this transformation.

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Indonesian Women Human Rights Defenders

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For Those Who Died Trying - Thailand’s Murdered and Abducted Human Rights Defenders

The project looks to remember those who died defending human rights and protecting the environment by placing a portrait of the human rights defender, where possible, at the exact place he or she was murdered or abducted.

It is vital, for the victims and their families, that their fight and their death is not forgotten and left un-recognised. Ultimately, those responsible must be brought to justice. Recognising those who died trying as HRDs and a better administration of justice are critical steps to end these killings.

Introducing photographs by Luke Duggleby.

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Human rights defenders in Indonesia

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Voices that cannot be silenced: Pierre Claver Mbonimpa speaks out on Burundi

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, a leading Burundian human rights defender, speaks about surviving an assassination attempt and the dangers facing activists in Burundi.

On 3 August 2015, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa was shot in the face and neck as he returned home in his car from the office. He survived the attack and is currently living abroad.

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Honduras: “The law of the strongest”

In June 2009, a coup took place in Honduras.
According to the Truth Commission, which investigated over the past three years,both the regime of Roberto Micheletti and the current administration of Porfirio Lobo 
have used and still use terror 
as a means of social control.
Hundreds of human rights defenders 
were killed or physically attacked during the coup.
To counter 
this policy of terror, supporters of human rights defenders seek protection strategies.

 

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Norway’s Efforts to Support Human Rights Defenders

In 2010, Norway adopted a new set of guidelines with a view to intensifying its efforts in supporting human rights defenders. 
In June 2012, PI met with Ms Claire Hubert, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva, during the round table on National Policies for the Protection on HRDs. The event was organized by PI in cooperation with the Office of Mrs. Margaret Sekaggya, Special Rapporteur on the situation on HRDS. 

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Enrique Eguren, Chairperson of Protection International

Protection International and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mrs. Margaret Sekaggya, held the roundtable “National mechanisms and national public policies for the protection of human rights defenders: Reflections on current developments and ways ahead” in Geneva, Switzerland, last 18 June.

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Arnold Tsunga Zimbabwe

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