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WE CALL FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF HRDS IN KENYA
MODEL LAW FOR THE RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF HRDS LAUNCHES IN GENEVA
VILLAGERS AND HRDS FROM 9 COUNTRIES SIGN SOLIDARITY STATEMENT
  • WE CALL FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF HRDS IN KENYA

    Human rights defender and lawyer, Willie Kimani, and his two associates, Josphat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri have disappeared in Kenya after being abducted by the Administration Police on 23 June 2016. We call for their immediate release. Read the full statement below or download the PDF.   29th June 2016 Press Release Enforced Disappearance of Willie Kimani, a Human Rights Defender together with Josephat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri We the [...]

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  • MODEL LAW FOR THE RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF HRDS LAUNCHES IN GENEVA

    The Model Law for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights Defenders, developed in consultation with human rights defenders and human rights experts from all regions of the world, including Protection International, will be launched today 21 June 2016 in Geneva. The Model Law will provide comprehensive and authoritative assistance to States to implement their obligations under the Declaration, together with key recommendations arising from the High Commissioner’s report. Legal [...]

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  • VILLAGERS AND HRDS FROM 9 COUNTRIES SIGN SOLIDARITY STATEMENT

    More than 100 villagers, the Rak Ban Haeng community conservation group, and human rights defenders from nine countries[1], including Thailand and Indonesia, gathered for a solidarity activity at Ban Haeng, Lampang on 9 June 2016. The event was organized by Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Protection International and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). In the day of solidarity action and experience exchange, Rak Ban Haeng Women [...]

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