This group page adheres to the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1998. The declaration arose from the recognition that defenders often become the target of violations and abuses because of the nature of the activities they carry out and the issues they raise. The abuses to which defenders are subjected to include killings, death threats, torture, arbitrary arrest, criminal prosecution, harassment, defamation and other various forms of attacks, often coupled with impunity for the perpetrators of these acts.
The Defending of Human Rights Defenders group page is created to provide a venue for advocates and practitioners to share their thoughts and views for the protection of defenders against threat, harassment and intimidation, physical harm and other forms of violations.
Member of this group may post acticles, statements, photos, letter of appeal, petitions, news and other related materials in support to the said cause.
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