Protection of human rights defenders in Swiss foreign policy

You will find reports and news on the topic of human rights defenders since 2011, prepared by humanrights.ch



27.02.2015
Azerbaijan: Human rights defender takes refuge in Swiss embassy

In the past Emin Huseynov has repeatedly stood up for freedom of expression and the right to protest peacefully. In summer 2014, the pressure on the dedicated human rights defender increased in the...


07.01.2015
Recommendations for the implementation of Swiss guidelines for human rights defenders

The declared aim of the Swiss guidelines for human rights defenders is to standardise and enhance the cooperation with foreign human rights defenders. Approximately one year after their publication,...


09.07.2014
What is the value of Swiss guidelines for human rights defenders?

The Swiss guidelines are a first step towards better protection of human rights defenders. However, they are of little value as long as the Swiss embassies abroad are not conscious of their key...


18.12.2013
Switzerland provides «Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders»

With the presentation of new guidelines for the protection of human rights defenders, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) celebrated the Human Rights Day on 10 December 2013. FDFA...


12.09.2012
Switzerland and its support for defenders of human rights

Switzerland supports the better protection of persons whose lives are at risk because of their efforts for the furtherance of human rights on a UN level and by backing international projects. In view...

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