Support to Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Defenders are our sentinels who fights our battles for freedom, equality and justice, for that, they deserve our unequivocal support.  

Filed a General Allegation to the U​N Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances

Filed a General Allegation to the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances and its Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non ­recurrence,in relation to the disappearance and murder of three brothers in Serbia. This case and the filing of the General Allegation have garnered significant media attention. The UN decision’s is still pending.

Submitted a shadow report to the U​N Human Rights Council f​or the universal periodic review of France

Submitted a shadow report to the U​N Human Rights Council f​or the universal periodic review of France. This report, co­ authored with Franciscans International, highlighted areas for human rights concerns in particular in relation to prison conditions.

Filed a l​egal petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of 17 imprisoned Vietnamese human rights defenders

Filed a l​egal petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of 17 imprisoned Vietnamese human rights defenders. This Petition was successful: in 2013, the UN held that these human rights were indeed arbitrarily detained in violation of several fundamental freedoms, including expression; thought, conscience and religion; association; and political participation.

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