Human rights defenders working in zones of conflict do so under extremely perilous circumstances. As they work to end the violence, support victims, or ensure future accountability for human rights violations and abuses, they often find themselves in the crossfire between warring parties.
By adopting a strong resolution on the human rights situation in South Sudan, the UN Human Rights Council (“Council”) sends a message to the South Sudanese government and all parties to the conflict that there will be no lasting peace without justice. The resolution adopted...
Highlights of our advocacy work at the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Despite being forced into exile after April 2015, many Burundian HRDs continue their work. A new report examines the challenges they face.
DefendDefenders examines the state of human rights defenders in South Sudan.
DefendDefenders examines the challenges journalists face, and provides an overview of the various strategies they have used to circumvent and continue their work amid these restrictions