RSSCategory: H.R.D.’s Fact Sheet 29

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H.R.D.’s Fact-Sheet 29

CONTENTS
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ABBREVIATIONS …………………………………………………………………… vi
INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………………………….. 1
Chapter
VI. About human rights defenders …………………………………………………… 2
VI. A. What do human rights defenders do?…………………………………………… 02
1. All human rights for all ………………………………………………………. 02
2. Human rights everywhere ……………………………………………………….. 02
3. Local, national, regional and international action ……………………………….. 03
4. Collecting and disseminating information on violations ……………………………. 03
5. Supporting victims of human rights violations ……………………………………. 03
6. Action to secure accountability and to end impunity ………………………………. 04
7. Supporting better governance and government policy ……………………………….. 04
8. Contributing to the implementation of human rights treaties ……………………….. 4
9. Human rights education and training …………………………………………….. 05
B. Who can be a human rights defender? …………………………………………….. 06
1. Defending human rights through professional activities—paid or voluntary ……………. 06
2. Defending human rights in a non-professional context ……………………………… 08
C. Is a minimum standard required of human rights defenders? …………………………. 08
II. Violations committed against human rights defenders and other difficulties they face … 10
A. Examples of acts committed against human rights defenders …………………………. 11
B. The situation of women human rights defenders ……………………………………. 13

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