During this period of sessions, the IACHR decided to establish an Office of the Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, in view of the petitions it has received and in the interest of giving greater visibility to the role that human rights defenders and justice operators have in building a democratic society in which the rule of law is in full effect. The Rapporteur is Commissioner José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez. The IACHR also made the decision to give special thematic emphasis to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex persons (LGBTI)“. Click here to see the Press Release in its entirety

 

Participants: Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), State of Guatemala, Unidad de Protección de Defensores y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA), Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales de Guatemala (ICCPG)

Countries: Guatemala

Topics: Human Rights Defenders

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Participants: State of Colombia, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo
Countries: Colombia
Topics: Human Rights Defenders
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During its 16th session, the Human Rights Council extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, and elected six new members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, appointing Maina Kiai as the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

 

Participants: Instituto de Defensa Legal (IDL), Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo, Centro sobre Derecho y Sociedad of Ecuador (CIDES), Fundación para el Debido Proceso Legal (DPLF), Fundación de Acompañamiento Social de la Iglesia Anglicana del Norte Argentina , Fundación Construir, Movimiento dos Atingidos por Barragens , Corporación Colectivo de Abogados Luis Carlos Pérez, Sociedade de defesa dos directos humanos (SDDH), Corporación Compromiso
Countries:
Topics: Human Rights Defenders

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