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Image: Remembering Anna Politkovskaya 10 years after her murder

Remembering Anna Politkovskaya 10 years after her murder

Prominent investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on 7 October 2006. 10 years after her killing, many human rights organisations mark the anniversary and remember her work, her character, and courage. 07 Oct 2016 »

Image: Maina Kiai reports on fundamentalism in final appearance at HRC 
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Maina Kiai reports on fundamentalism in final appearance at HRC

On Friday 17th, Maina Kiai presented a thematic report on fundamentalism to the 32nd session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as a final appearance at the council in his capacity as Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. HRHF underlined the importance of the mandate in their statement. 17 Jun 2016 »

Image: “Any sources that speak out regarding 
threats or harm to the public interest 
should not face reprisals for doing so 
and must be protected in law and in practice" 
Copyright: Council of Europe

CoE Secretary General proposes a mechanism to address reprisals against human rights defenders

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has proposed to establish a mechanism to strengthen the protection of human rights defenders in his third annual report. HRHN acknowledges and welcomes this proposal. 29 Apr 2016 »

Image: Practical Recommendations For The Management Of Assemblies, Human Rights Council report, March 2016, A/HRC/31/66
 
Copyright: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

HRC 31: HRHN Statement on Peaceful Protest

On 9 March 2016, HRHN delivered a statement on the right to peaceful protest, at the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, in response to the joint report on peaceful assembly by Special Rapporteurs Maina Kiai and Christof Heyns. 10 Mar 2016 »

Image: Lela Tsiskarishvili, Executive Director, Georgian Centre for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT). June 2014, in front of Gldani Prison, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Photographer: Daro Sulakauri. 
Copyright: Daro Sulakauri.

Celebrating Women Human Rights Defenders

On International Women’s Day, HRHN celebrates the achievements of women human rights defenders, and reflects on the heightened risks women face in defending human rights. 08 Mar 2016 »

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