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“The Responsibility of States”: Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the OSCE Region

Original Title: 
“The Responsibility of States”: Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the OSCE Region
Resource Type: 
Analysis
Report

In this report, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) provides an overview and analysis of critical challenges faced by human rights defenders in the OSCE region, as well as good practices by OSCE participating States in their protection. The report also provides recommendations of how to close identified protection gaps, which should be considered in conjunction with the ODIHR Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (the Guidelines).

In and of themselves, the Guidelines are a comprehensive set of recommendations to States, reflecting international standards. This report assesses implementation of those standards by OSCE participating States in the two-year period following the June 2014 publication of the Guidelines.

The publication of this report on the margins of the OSCE's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (11-22 September 2017) highlights the critical importance of renewing attention to the protection of human rights defenders -- restrictions, threats and attacks against whom have continued to increase in severity and frequency, despite the publication of ODIHR's Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in June 2014.

More detailed information on LGBTI Human Rights Defenders on page 56. 

 


 

Disclaimer: 

This report has been produced with the financial assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The content of this report is the sole responsibility of the authors and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of either the USAID, the United States Government, or other agencies mentioned in this report.

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations, including UNDP, or the UN Member States.


 

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