NGOs Call on the EP to Reconsider Decision on 500-Word Limit for Urgency Resolution

Brussels, January 30, 2023 Dear President Metsola, Dear Presidents of the political groups of the European Parliament, We are writing to follow up on our December 20 letter, where we raised concerns about proposals to freeze all activities of the European Parliament’s DROI Subcommittee and to stop all urgency resolutions on human rights abuses in […]

Joint NGO Letter to the European Parliament on Proposals to Halt Human Rights Activities

Brussels, December 20, 2022, Dear President Metsola, Dear Presidents of the political groups of the European Parliament, We are writing to express our greatest concerns over recent debates and proposals to freeze all activities of the European Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee (DROI) and to stop all urgency resolutions, in reaction to allegations of corruption known […]

The Illusion of Abundance: Film Screening at the UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

The Illusion of Abundance Details: Location: Geneva, Switzerland Date: 30 November 2022 Time: 1:20PM – 2:40PM CET Address: Room XVIII, Palais des Nations Event language(s): English RSVP Needed: No Online/virtual participation: No About the movie The Illusion of Abundance: Carolina, Bertha and Maxima are hunting down some misbehaving corporation in the EU or the USA. […]

80 NGOs Denounce that the Two Public Statements Issued by the EU and Colombia after their VII High-Level Dialogue and the XIII Human Rights Dialogue Back up the Policies of the Colombian Government

Europe, 23 February 2022 Josep Borrell Fontelles High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Eamon Gilmore European Union Special Representative for Human Rights and European Union Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia. Javier Niño Perez Executive Director for the Americas of the European External Action Service of the […]

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 […]

Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe: Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights

Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights Find the PDF version of this paper here. The problem: gag lawsuits against public interest defenders The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that hold those in positions of power to account. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are lawsuits […]

For Those Who Died Trying – European Concert Premiere

On 20 May 2019, Protection International will host the European concert premiere of Frank Horvat’s music album ‘For Those Who Died Trying‘.   The project ‘For Those Who Died Trying’ presents the photographs of 37 murdered or abducted human rights defenders in Thailand. This project by Protection International looks to remember those who died defending […]