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NGOs welcome Council's efforts on civil society but regret attempts by some to undermine action
Monday, 30 September 2013 14:44


(Geneva, 30 September, 2013 - A group of leading human rights NGOs, including ISHR, has commended the steps taken by the Council at its 24th session to support human rights defenders in an end of session statement. However the NGOs criticised those States who showed themselves unwilling to move beyond lip service about the crucial role of civil society and human rights defenders in promoting and protecting human rights. 

The NGOs urged all States to return to prioritising the protection of those who enable the Council and the UN system to function in a way that reflects the reality of human rights violations on the ground.
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