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HRC43 | Support consensus renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

At the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, States will consider a resolution extending for three years the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders. Civil society organisations from across the world are calling on all States to support the consensus renewal of the mandate, and to resist any attempt to undermine the mandate and States' obligations.

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February 28, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements
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Guatemala:  El Presidente Giammattei consolida la restricción a la libertad de asociación al sancionar el Decreto 4-2020

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February 28, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guatemala
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Kyrgyzstan:  Civic Solidarity Platform statement on legislative proposals to impose excessive reporting and control requirements on civil society organizations in Kyrgyzstan

The organizations urge Kyrgyzstan to withdraw the above mentioned draft laws as it contradicts to the State’s domestic and international obligations. 
It also is seen as non-sovereign and non-domestically grown idea, as civil society and government relations in Kyrgyzstan are developing in very dynamic and non-confrontational manner. Hence, the agenda of limiting civil society space is something that contradicts the positive partnership tradition of cooperation between the government and NCOs in Kyrgyzstan. This is another reason why this attempt of limiting civil society space should be dropped immediately.

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February 28, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Kyrgyzstan
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Turkey:  Statement: Gezi Park defenders acquitted - Osman Kavala faces new charges

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (OMCT-FIDH) denounces the new charges pressed against human rights defender Osman Kavala just hours after he was acquitted in the “Gezi Park case”, in a clear attempt by the Turkish authorities to extend his arbitrary detention.

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February 28, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey
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Venezuela:  Joint Statement: We demand the end of the systematic criminalization policy against human rights defenders in Venezuela

For the past 5 years, the attacks against the Venezuelan human rights movement have obeyed to the thesis of the alleged existence of an internal enemy who seeks to destabilize the peace of the nation. As a result, the movement has been affected, not only by stigmatization and the attempts of delegitimizing human rights work through hateful and slanderous speech, but also by the application of restrictive legislation, legal action, aggressions, digital attacks, persecution, arbitrary raids, arbitrary detention, criminalization of international cooperation, the confiscation of materials, amongst other attacks, which has harmed and hindered the defense of human rights.

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February 25, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Venezuela
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43rd session of the Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

February 28, 2020  |  Statements  |  Bahrain, Egypt, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Venezuela
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Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras: 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement on the situation of human rights

February 28, 2020  |  Statements  |  Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras
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Guatemala: International Mission: Torture is a structural phenomenon that keeps creating inequalities

February 25, 2020  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

Congo, Democratic Republic: Prevention and punishment of torture: gaps and weaknesses in the legal framework

February 20, 2020  |  Reports and Publications  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic: CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE FOLLOW-UP OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE ON THE DRC

February 18, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Events  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

February 11, 2020  |  Links

Chile: Final report of the International Human Rights Observation Mission

The report by OMCT and nine other international organisations points to the repeated and generalized character of the human rights violations committed by the security services during the protests

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January 29, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  Chile

Niger: Important progress against torture

January 27, 2020  |  Statements  |  Niger

New Initiative to Protect Indigenous Peoples from Torture in Latin America

January 27, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Links

Mexico: Monica Elizabeth Esparza Castro, Criminal Case 24/2013: Amicus Curiae Submitted by OMCT and other signatories

January 23, 2020  |   Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Mexico