Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (General)

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In response to concerns expressed by human rights defenders about the challenges of addressing risks and threats, Front Line Defenders has developed a programme of training on security and protection.

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This Fact Sheet has been prepared with the aim of supporting human rights defenders in their invaluable work. It is addressed primarily to State authorities, national and international non-governmental organizations, United Nations personnel, major private sector...

The aim of this leaflet is to examine the rights contained in the Declaration on Human RIghts Defenders and: To learn how rights contained in internationally binding human rights instruments apply to defenders; To illustrate through cases how human rights defenders...

While the challenges facing HRDs change, the tools they have at their disposal also evolve and become more sophisticated and effective. Fully utilizing these tools in a strategic way is the challenge and the potential strength for effective human rights defenders. This manual details some of...

The huge gaps in information technology which exist throughout the world also affect human rights defenders. This manual focuses mainly on information technology – i.e. computers and the internet. Defenders without access to computers or the internet may not find...

In December 2014 the NHRF finalised its Guidelines on security for grantees in the field. “The document is the result of a process of consultations and discussions with the NHRF grantees and local consultants, as well as with international actors with wide experience...

The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on summary or arbitrary executions was established by resolution 1982/35 of the the Economic and Social Council. The Commission on Human Rights, in its resolution 1992/72, renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and widened...

The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was established by resolution 1991/42 of the former Commission on Human Rights. Its mandate was clarified and extended by Commission’s resolution 1997/50. The mandate was extended for a further three-year period by...

Elaboration of the Declaration on human rights defenders began in 1984 and ended with the adoption of the text by the General Assembly in 1998, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A collective effort by a...