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HRD Protection

Regional Situation

The work of human rights defenders frequently places them at increased risk. Throughout the East and Horn of Africa, HRDs face challenges ranging from restrictive legislation, to harassment, intimidation, and physical attack. Working on sensitive or controversial issues, HRDs often find themselves in crossfire, and are targeted by both State and non-State actors.

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Reflections on the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Highlights of our advocacy work at the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Réflexions sur la 39ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU
Interventions au Conseil Notes de cadrage et communiqués de presse Événements parallèles Résolutions English version À l’entame de la 39ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme (HRC39), le directeur exécutif de DefendDefenders, Hassan Shire, a souhaité la bienvenue à la nouvelle Haute-Commissaire des Nations...
Reflections on the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Highlights of our advocacy work at the Council

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