24 January 2018
Every year, lawyers who work for the defence of human rights are harassed, threatened, persecuted and even killed. On the 24th of January, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, the international community celebrates the importance of lawyers in upholding human rights and the rule of law, and reflects on how to combat the serious threats they face.
17 January 2018
“Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to promote and to strive for the protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms.” - UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
2 January 2018
On December 20th 2017 Ann Clwyd MP tabled an early day motion (EDM) in parliament on the critical situation in Colombia for human rights defenders. This statement comes after the killings of prominent land rights defenders Mario Castaño Bravo and Hernán Bedoya at the end of 2017. The EDM reads:
5 December 2017
December 5th, 2017Peace Brigades International (PBI) is observing with serious concern the situation in Honduras in the days following the general elections that took place on November 26th, 2017. Since then, both national and international civil society organizations have expressed their concern surrounding the tense climate generated due to the lack of definitive presidential results.
20 November 2017
International accompaniment for relatives of disappeared people, who face indifference or hostile reactions towards their struggle for justice, strengthens their process of empowerment and their capacity for resilience.
26 October 2017
19 September 2017
An evening of talks, discussion and music aboard the Tattershall Castle (‘The Pub on the River Thames’ – between Westminster and Embankment tube stations).25 SEPTEMBER | 18:30 | VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, LONDON
30 August 2017
Honduran journalist and defender of freedom of expression, Dina Meza, has been nominated for the prestigious Human Rights Tulip award of the Dutch government.
28 June 2017
Is International Human Rights Law Under Threat? Grotius Lecture at the Law Society, LondonIs International Human Rights Law Under Threat?
20 June 2017
It is with great regret that we announce the loss of one of our patrons, Lord Joffe, who passed away on the 18 June 2017.