Human Rights Defenders

True Heroes Foundation (THF) launches first-ever digest of human rights awardsposted on: 2013/12/17

On 27 November 2013 the True Heroes Foundation (THF) launched the first-ever digest of human rights awards . The THF Digest brings together in a searcheable manner 117 such awards with key information on each of them and links to their websites.

Testament of Courage - Front Line Defenders launches 2013 Book of Testimoniesposted on: 2013/12/11

Today, Front Line Defenders is celebrating International Human Rights Day and the courage of human rights defenders around the world with the publication of the 2013 Front Line Defenders Book of Testimonies.

Testament of Courage - Front Line Defenders launches 2013 Book of Testimonies posted on: 2013/12/09

Front Line Defenders celebrated International Human Rights Day and the courage of human rights defenders around the world with the publication of the 2013 Front Line Defenders Book of Testimonies.

Protecting activists should be centrepiece of diplomatic efforts with Syria, Iran and other governments in the regionposted on: 2013/12/02

In a recent Op Ed on Al Jazeera Front Line Defenders Executive Director Mary Lawlor outlines the need for a red line on arresting, detaining, fabricating charges against, forcibly disappearing or killing human rights defenders. She also questions why the treatment of human rights defenders are not made a centerpiece of diplomatic engagement by the international community.

Bahrain: International Human Rights Organisations Call for Release of Nabeel Rajabposted on: 2013/11/27

Front Line Defenders joined other international and Bahraini human rights organisations in calling for the release of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab in a new video released by the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights today.

Syrian human rights defender Ms Yara Bader to speak in Dublin, Cork and Galwayposted on: 2013/11/26

Ms Yara Bader, acting director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression is today starting a national speaking tour in Ireland to highlight the critical situation for human rights defenders.

Tuesday, 26 November @ 3:00pm In association with the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Trinity College Dublin Where: Regent House, Main Archway, Front Square

Wednesday 27 November @ 6:00 pm In association with the UCC Centre for Global Development and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork Where: Room G10 in Civil Engineering Building

Thursday, 28 November @ 11:30 am In association with the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway Where: Irish Centre for Human Rights

The SCM has played a key role in reporting the daily developments in Syria since the start of the uprising in early 2011, in particular due to the very limited access given to international journalists.

Nigerian human rights activist Justine Ijeomah awarded the 2013 Per Anger Prizeposted on: 2013/10/30

Front Line Defenders congratulates Justine Ijeomah, founder of the Nigerian human rights organisation Human Rights Social Development and Environmental Foundation - HURSDEF on receiving the 2013 Per Anger Prize, which is awarded annually for outstanding contributions to the promotion of democracy and human rights.

Joint Mobile Group Selected as the 2013 Laureate Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defendersposted on: 2013/10/17

Front Line Defenders congratulates the Joint Mobile Group on receiving this year's Martin Ennals Award for their courageous work documenting human rights abuses in Chechnya. We also congratulate Mona Seif from Egypt and Mario Joseph from Haiti recipients of the inaugural '''Martin Ennals Prizes.'''

Joint Mobile Group Selected as the 2013 Laureate Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defendersposted on: 2013/10/17

Front Line Defenders congratulates the Joint Mobile Group on receiving this year's Martin Ennals Award for their courageous work documenting human rights abuses in Chechnya. We also congratulate Mona Seif from Egypt and Mario Joseph from Haiti recipients of the inaugural Martin Ennals Prizes.

Dublin: Stories of Courage - a new campaign to highlight work of human rights defenders around the worldposted on: 2013/04/25

Front Line Defenders has launched a new promotional campaign using outdoor advertising and social media to highlight the exceptional work being done by all 6 finalists for this year's Front Line Defenders Award.