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Human Rights Defenders

Condemned to silence: the situation of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is well known for the severe limits it imposes on women’s rights – the legal status of the woman being inferior to that of the man – in all fields, even in the simplest acts of daily life.

Thursday، 8 February، 2018

Antoine Bernard is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of the FIDH International Secretariat

FIDH Antoine established and steered the International Secretariat, playing a fundamental role in the development and expansion of FIDH. Under his guidance, the organisation engaged in innovative and pioneering operations in the world of defending […]

Thursday، 14 September، 2017

Adilur Rahman Khan; Prominent human rights defender detained ahead of death penalty conference

The Observatory has been informed with great concern about the arbitrary arrest in Kuala Lumpur of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of the human rights non-governmental organisation Odhikar, also a member of OMCT General Assembly and FIDH Vice-President.

Thursday، 20 July، 2017

IRAN: Briefing Note on the Repression of Trade Unionists

Repression and harassment of trade unionists and workers in Iran is part of a systematic denial of the most basic rights of workers , who are subjected to discriminatory and politically motivated laws and a judicial system that is set to silence independent labour movements and other dissidents.

Tuesday، 23 May، 2017

Book: Protecting Human Rights in the 21st Century

Aidan Hehir and Robert Murray have chosen an innovative strategy for surmounting the entrenched divide between scholars believing in human rights, and commentators fatalistically resigned to the rights’ worthlessness on the ground. They offer many alternative perspectives.

Tuesday، 23 May، 2017

State of Human Rights Defenders in Afghanistan-2016

The first annual report of SRMO on state of Human Rights Defenders in Afghanistan in year 2016. This report is based on information gathered by SRMO during  2016 from different sources including the HRDs and WHRDs […]

Thursday، 4 May، 2017

BAHRAIN: Appeal to release Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and concern over their deteriorating health

His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa,King of BahrainFax: +973 176 64 587 CC. His Excellency Lieutenant General Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Minister of InteriorEmail: info@interior.gov.bh His Excellency Sheikh Khaled Bin Ahmad Al […]

Tuesday، 25 April، 2017

EU+ Local Strategy for Human Rights Defenders in Afghanistan 2014 – Revised 2016

Introduction to the strategy Human rights defenders are those individuals, groups and organs of society that promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms. Human rights defenders seek the promotion and protection of […]

Thursday، 20 April، 2017

Joint statement on the EU Conclusions on the 10th Anniversary of the Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

The undersigned organisations working with and for human rights defenders (HRDs) welcome the adoption by the Council of the European Union (EU) of the 23 June 2014 Conclusions on the 10th Anniversary of the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders.

Wednesday، 9 July، 2014

Joint Open Letter pre-August 14 To International NGO’s, Media, Ally Governments and the UN

In the past few weeks, the human rights situation in Bahrain has rapidly deteriorated ahead of planned mass protests on August 14th. With many of the country’s most prominent Human Rights Defenders behind bars, local […]

Thursday، 15 August، 2013