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Human Rights defenders 1

Recognizing Environmental Human Rights Defenders and the need for their protection

The international community should support strong policies and practices that facilitate the work of environmental human rights defenders, that protect them from violations, and that bring perpetrators to justice.

Environmental human rights defenders are key to the realisation of human rights, sustainable development and to advancing the 2030 Agenda. In light of the severe risks that defenders continue to face in this area, and given the serious and broad implications of the situation, it is essential to send a strong message in support of the positive role of these human rights defenders in society. The international community should support strong policies and practices that facilitate the work of environmental human rights defenders, that protect them from violations, and that bring perpetrators to justice.

Speakers:

Foreign Minister of Norway H.E. Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide

Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Mr. Michel Forst

Human Rights Defender and Executive Director
Ms Matcha Phorn-In (Sangsan Anakot Yaowachon)

Ms Angela Kariuki, UN Environment

Mr. Thiago Firbida, Protection lead Brazil, ARTICLE 19

Executive Director Mr. Philip Lynch International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
will moderate the event.

For information, please press the pdf above

 

 

Where:
Palais des Nations – Room XXV (25), Geneva - 25. Feb 2019, 14:30 - 15:30
When:
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What:
Panel discussion
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