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Friday, 18 April 2008 10:53

European Union

The Council of the European Union (EU) adopted the Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders in June 2004 and in 2006 undertook a review of their implementation. The purpose of the Guidelines is to guide EU action regarding human rights defenders. The Guidelines identify practical ways for the EU to support and assist human rights defenders working in third (non-EU) countries. EU missions abroad (embassies and consulates of EU member States and European Commission delegations) implement the Guidelines. 


June 2004 EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders
June 2006 Review of the implementation of the EU Guidelines
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Women Human Rights Defenders

Through the prism of over 40 case studies, the Global Report on the Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders explores the connections between the context in which a woman human rights defender works and the nature of the violations she experiences. More...
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