ungeneralassemblyToday the UN General Assembly is considering the adoption of a Resolution on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs). The Resolution is officially sponsored by the Government of Norway, but many more countries including the EU are likely to join as co-sponsors upon adoption of the Resolution. In the days leading to the General Assembly debate, amendments weakening the text have been officially tabled by the African Group, China and Iran. 

Protection International signed a letter to UN Member States encouraging them to reject the amendments. You can read the text of the letter below or by clicking here.