Today, 6th December 2013, marks 25 years since Peace Brigades International – The Netherlands, was established to support human rights defenders around the world. Protection International would like to congratulate them on this important anniversary and encourage them to carry on with the very important work they have been doing all these years.
Protection International has strong historical links with Peace Brigades International. Our founding members worked with the first teams of PBI in the field and contributed towards developing the dynamics that make the international accompaniment in the field of HRDs at risk, a very effective way to protect them in a nonviolent way (see ‘Unarmed Bodyguards‘ by Enrique Eguren and Liam Mahoney).
Peace Brigades International – The Netherlands will hold a whole week-end of celebrations: Friday 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2013.
Protection International’s documentary, ‘The Law of the Strongest ‘, will be screened and discussed by a panel, on 14 December (see programme, in Dutch only).