Human rights defenders are people like you – people who defend the rights of others. Join us to learn what human rights defenders do, who they are, and what special protections they have under international human rights law. Speakers will introduce what international mechanisms you, as a human rights defender, can use to protect yourself and your work. Fellow human rights defenders will also present on how they have successfully used these international mechanisms and other forms of international advocacy to highlight the threats they face in their work and seek state protection.
This is your opportunity to become involved in a USHRN member-initiated and driven action taskforce to protect yourself and your work!
What: Webinar on Human Rights Defenders
When: Wednesday, May 28th at 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online - details TBD
Sunita Patel, Staff Attorney at Center for Constitutional Rights
Karla Torres, Human Rights Fellow at Center for Reproductive Rights
Ahmad Abuznaid, Legal and Policy Director at Dream Defenders
Reena Shah, Director of Human Rights Project at Maryland Legal Aid
For more information on Human Rights Defenders, visit: defendingrights.org