• 1 March 2016
    In February 2016, PBI UK welcomed Kenyan Human Rights Defender Gacheke Gachihi to London. In Spring 2016 Gacheke was invited to join the Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk at The Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York.(1)Gacheke Gachihi is a social justice activist who has been active in the human rights movement in Kenya for over a decade. He is a founding member of Bunge la Mwananchi (‘People’s Parliament’), an organic pro-poor social movement in Kenya historically related to popular social struggles for empowerment and participatory democracy. He is also currently a coordinator of the Mathare Social Justice Centre. Human rights defenders in Kenya face a particularly dangerous environment including criminalisation (2), harassment and NGOs face threats of closure.(3) PBI Kenya has been working with Gacheke since 2013.
  • 24 February 2016
    On the 23rd of February 2016 Members of the European Parliament signed a letter showing support for Colombian Journalist and human Rights Defenders Claudia Julieta Duque a victim of psychological torture.See the letter here.
  • 18 February 2016
    David Ravelo, a prominent Colombian human rights defender, has to this date served five of the more than 18 years of prison he was condemned to, for allegedly plotting the murder of a Colombian public official in 1991. More information here.
  • 18 February 2016
    Technical Director of Honduran LGBT Organisation Arco Iris speaks out on the situation in Honduras."We don’t fight because we want to be martyrs, not at all, and much less do we seek to become cold statistics, we fight..." More.
  • 15 February 2016
    It is with great regret that we announce the loss of one of our Patrons, Lord Avebury, who passed away on the 14 February 2016. Lord Avebury was known for his long-lasting career in Parliament and the House of Lords. Lord Avebury was an influential advocate for a wide variety of victims of human rights abuses and has been a key supporter to the work of PBI UK as Patron over the last years.
  • 3 February 2016
    This alert is due to the deteriorating security situation of the LGBT organisation Arcoiris, who have seen 6 of their members murdered since June last year, 5 of these since PBI began accompanying them in July. The situation culminated in the murder of Paola Barraza, a member of Arcoiris' group of trans women known as Grupo Muñecas and member of Arcoiris' board of directors for more than eight years who was murdered on January 24th, 2016.
  • 30 January 2016
    The PBI Mexico January 2016 Newsletter is now out!Featuring:* Updates on PBI Mexico's work* Human Rights INGOs express support to advance the investigation of the Ayotzinapa case* Interview with Alberto Donis from the...
  • 23 January 2016
    The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2016 highlights situation of risk for lawyers in HondurasOn Friday 22 January protests will take place outside Honduran Embassies and Consulates across Europe in solidarity with Honduran lawyers and human rights activists who are threatened, attacked and killed as a result of their work to defend the rule of law and uphold international human rights.
  • 22 January 2016
    The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2016 highlights situation of risk for lawyers in Honduras On Friday 22 January protests will take place outside Honduran Embassies and Consulates across Europe in solidarity with Honduran lawyers and human rights activists who are threatened, attacked and killed as a result of their work to defend the rule of law and uphold international human rights.
  • 2 January 2016

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