Friday, May 13, 2011
New mechanism to respond to violence against human rights defenders in the Americas AWID Resource-Net Friday File: May 13, 2011
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New mechanism to respond to violence against human rights defenders in the Americas: Hopes and challenges ahead
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has established an Office of the Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders to address the increasing violence against those who defend human rights in the region. Women's rights and human rights organizations welcome the news as a progressive step towards protecting women human rights defenders.
By Analía Penchaszadeh
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