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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 […]

Human Rights Defenders Under Attack!

[Article first published by IHD Human Rights Association] Last update: 6 July 2017 On 5 July 2017, police raided an Istanbul Büyükada hotel where a group of human rights defenders had gathered to conduct a training session. As a result, 9 members of some of the leading human rights organisations in Turkey were detained, along with […]

Protection International contributes to the 16th EU NGO Human Rights Forum

Brussels, 8 December 2014- The 16th EU NGO Forum on Human Rights has taken place on 4 and 5 December in Brussels. This annual event brought together representatives of global civil society and the EU institutions, EU Member States and international organisations. “Freedoms of expression online and offline” was the theme of this year’s Forum. […]