Just days ago, the Human Rights Committee adopted its General Comment no. 36 on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the right to life.
Read the meeting summary here.
This powerful report focuses on violence against Human Rights Defenders in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Read it here
You can also listen to Front Line Defenders #StoptheKillings podcast here
Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
This report by Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions at the U.N., focuses on the human rights obligations of armed non-State actors concerning the right to life, driven by actions against terrorism and migration as well as the prohibition or stigmatization of sexual and reproductive rights. Callamard argues that through obstructing and criminalizing vital services and acts of solidarity, States are in violation of normative pillars of international humanitarian law and human rights.
Our August 2018 Newsletter is up!
In a move that will go down in history as a victory for LGBTQ people and defenders of LGBTQ rights, the German parliament has voted to legalize gay marriage on June 30th, 2017.
Akhmuhammet Baynahov has been subjected to a raft of human rights violations on account of his perceived opposition to the Turkmenistan State in 2003. He was banned from leaving the country for 5 years. After his house was demolished without providing any compensation by the Turkmen Government in 2013. Akhmuhammet escaped from Turkmenistan and sought …CONTINUE READING
Our May 2017 Newsletter is up! Some updates about what we have done and what we plan to do.
Read our newsletter for April 2017, where you can find information about our initiatives and events we attended. We are excited about what is coming and what we are working on!