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On 10 February 2016, the Governor of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo promulgated an edict on the protection of human rights defenders and journalists in South Kivu. The vote and adoption of the edict by the Provincial Assembly of South Kivu, as well as the promulgation by the Governor of South Kivu, represent an important step in the establishment of mechanisms to protect human rights defenders, said [...]
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Protection International has accompanied the Honduran civil society initiatives aimed at establishing a legal framework on the protection of human rights defenders -HRDs- in the country, due to the high risk that HRDs are facing as a result of their daily work. On May 15th the new “Human Rights Defenders, Journalists, Social Communicators and Justice System Operators’ Protection Law” was enacted.   Following the publication of the Law on Protection, [...]
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In its aim to serve human rights defenders and adopt a critical approach to state instruments and offices to further offer protection to human rights defenders, Protection International (PI) has carried out many studies which monitor and analyse national initiatives throughout the world. To learn more about PI’s observations and recommendations in this field, we invite you browse through the above Manuals on Policies from FOCUS Global Observatory.
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On Wednesday April 15th, the National Congress of Honduras approved unanimously the Law for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and other categories at risk. The decree creates the Consejo Nacional de Protección para los Defensores de Derechos Humanos, Periodistas, Comunicadores Sociales y Operadores de la Justicia, which will be included in the Human Rights and Justice Secretariat. Other secretariats – e.g. those of Security, Human Rights and Justice, and External Relations – [...]
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“Finland now works very actively in protecting and supporting human rights defenders” -Ambassador Sirpa Mäenpää from the Finnish Embassy in Addis Ababa- As anticipated at the end of October 2014 by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on November 27, 2014, the Finnish government presented its new Public Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs). The aim of the publication -as underlined by its title, “Protecting and Supporting Human Rights Defenders”- is to provide [...]
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On November 12 and 13, 2014, the first part of the fifth “inter-mechanism” meeting took place between Paris and Geneva, hosted by the International Organisation of “La Francophonie” (OIF) and facilitated by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. The aim of the event was to enhance a deeper cooperation between different actors regarding many issues related to the context of HRDs’ protection. The first inter-mechanism meeting took place in [...]
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The District Secretariat for Women’s Affairs, the District Government Secretariat and the High Council for victims, peace, and reconciliation of Bogota city, formulated in 2014 a “Prevention and Protection Plan for Human Rights Defenders and Leaders living in the capital”. Diana Salcedo, a officer from the District Women’s Secretariat presented the plan as “the result of a joint consultation, compilation and development process between institutions, women’s organisations, leaders and defenders of [...]
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) today concluded an onsite visit to Honduras, which took place December 1-5, 2014, for the purpose of monitoring the general human rights situation in the country. The delegation was led by the Chair of the IACHR, Tracy Robinson; the First Vice-Chair, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine; and Commissioners José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Rosa María Ortiz, Paulo Vannuchi, and James Cavallaro. Other [...]
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8 October 2014, Brussels- In April 2015, Honduras is scheduled to be reviewed at the 22nd session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is ‘a mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC) aiming at improving the human rights situation on the ground of each of the 193 United Nations (UN) Member States’ (1). In the run up to the UPR 2015 of Honduras, several civil society organisations have [...]
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In cooperation with Protection International, the Kenya Media Working Group has published a Protocol on the Safety and Protection of Journalists in Kenya. This safety manual, published in both English and Swahili, contains essential guidelines towards ensuring the general safety and security of journalists. It aims to provide journalists and media houses with tips and tools that may be useful for improving their protection and security. Journalists’ investigations often reveal [...]
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