بسبب عملهم الشجاع، يتعرض المدافعون عن حقوق الإنسان في كثير من الأحيان إلى الاضطهاد أو المضايقة أو العقاب أو الاعتقال التعسفي أو الاحتجاز، لا سيما في البلدان التي تفتقر إلى قاعدة فعالة من القانون.
Click on play and watch the powerful video that summarizes The Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018 and the highlights of this historic event in Paris. Change the world. Protect human rights defenders!
The World Summit's plan of action for how to protect and promote the work of human rights defenders was presented to the UN General Assembly following the major international summit held at the end of October. This effort to move the international community at the highest level on the need to ensure the effective safety and security of human rights defenders around the world comes at a time when their role is constantly challenged and undermined in blatant contradiction with international obligations and commitments. The meeting took place on 18 December 2018, twenty years on from when the first UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders was created A representative from the recent Human Rights Defenders World Summit presented the outcomes at the UN General Assembly, shining a spotlight on the increasing levels of danger facing activists worldwide.