HRDs being interviewed by journalists


The AHRI Bilbao Declaration: A critical review of the UN Declaration on HRDs

In early September, Protection International participated in the 2023 AHRI Conference, hosted by the University of Deusto. A key outcome was the later-issued AHRI Bilbao Declaration, which serves as a critical review of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), particularly spotlighting both its strengths and areas for improvement. This year is significant for […]

AHRI Conference 2023: Our commitment to advance the defense of Human Rights

Protection International had an active role in the 2023 International Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutions (AHRI), hosted by the University of Deusto. The event took place the first week of September in Bilbao, Spain. Themed “Human Rights Defenders under Siege,” the conference served as a critical platform for dialogue between human rights […]

EU Foreign Interference Law: Is Civil Society at Risk?

Protection International is joining Civil Society Europe and other 230 civil society organisations (CSO) from across Europe to express concern and opposition to a proposed EU Foreign Interference Law which would create a register of Foreign Funded organisations. This legislation could have unintended negative consequences, hindering CSOs’ ability to fulfill their role as defenders of […]

AHRI Conference: Human Rights Defenders under Siege

AHRI 2023 Conference

In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, and in the framework of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), the Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights of the University of Deusto is organizing the next Annual AHRI Network Conference, that will take place between 7 and 9 September 2023, […]

Interview with Board Member Mahmoud AbuRahma

Mahmoud AbuRahma

INTERVIEW WITH MAHMOUD ABURAHMA European Network Against Racism (ENAR), member of Protection International’s Board To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Protection International (PI) interviewed Mahmoud AbuRahma, currently serving as Programme and Donor Relations Manager at the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), as well as a member of PI’s Board. In […]

Position Paper: Racialisation and shrinking space

In December 2022, ENAR (European Network Against Racism), together with Frontline Defenders and Protection International, organised a seminar on shrinking space and the threats to human rights defenders (HRDs) who work with racialised people in Europe. The seminar was organised in reaction to an increase in threats and violations experienced by racialised HRDs and the […]