En raison de leurs activités, les défenseurs des droits de l’homme font souvent l’objet de persécutions et de harcèlement, de sanctions, d’arrestation ou de détention arbitraires, en particulier dans les pays où l’état de droit reste précaire
The video of the ProtectDefenders.eu 2016 Annual Beneficiaries' Meeting, held in Brussels on the 29 November 2016 under the motto "Defending Human Rights is not a crime - #DefendersNotCriminals", is now available.
The event gathered human rights defenders, NGO representatives, international and regional protection mechanisms and European insitutions to reflect on the first year of support of the EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism and raise the awareness about the pressing threat of criminalisation against human rights defenders around the world.
Watch it now on Youtube.
The April 2017 issue of the ProtectDefenders.eu digest reports alarming cases of repression, criminalisation and judicial harassment against human rights defenders in Belarus, Cameroon and Peru.
Moreover, only during March 2017, the digest reports at least 18 defenders killed in relation to their work of defence of human rights within their communities in the Philippines, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala or Mexico, among other countries.
Click to read the ProtectDefenders.eu digest and share it on Twitter.
You can also search the new ProtectDefenders.eu Index of attacks and threats against Human Rights Defenders.
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