PBI Patron Sir Henry Brooke made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

All of us at PBI UK are delighted that our patron and long-time supporter Sir Henry Brooke was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen's birthday honours.

The honour was awarded for Sir Henry's work for justice reform in Albania.

We congratulate him on this achievement and take the opportunity to express our profound gratitude for all his work and support to PBI over the years.


Alejandro Cerezo to receive peace prize in Germany

Alejandro Cerezo Contreras, member of the Cerezo Committee and coordinator of Urgent Action for Human Rights Defenders (ACUDDEH for its initials in Spanish), has been awarded the 2012 Aachen Peace Prize. The award recognises Alejandro’s work for human rights and the achievements of the Cerezo Committee.

The human cost of advocating against environmental degradation and land rights violations - conference report

Conference report October 2011

When subsistence farming and indigenous communities around the world find their human rights threatened by the interests of large-scale extractive, agribusiness and infrastructure projects, it is often human rights defenders (HRDs) who work to ensure their communities’ rights are protected. They often pay a high price for taking such a stand, falling victim to repressive tactics by state and non-state actors designed to silence dissent and advance business ventures.


Sir Henry Brooke and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk invite you to a special forum:


incorporating the launch of the report Criminalisation of Human Rights Defenders

On Tuesday, 29 May, at 5.30pm at Matrix Chambers


Reverend José Pilar Alvarez (Association for the Protection of Las Granadillas Mountain, Guatemala)

Richard Hermer QC (Matrix Chambers)

Stephen Hockman QC (6 Pump Court Chambers, Client Earth trustee)

Chair: Sir Henry Brooke


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