Human and Civil Rights
Liberal Human Rights Work 2022
In many countries, serious human rights violations are part of the daily routine and people suffer from discrimination and oppression, uncertainty and fear. In over 60 countries, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom supports NGOs and human rights activists in its human rights projects. This report offers an insight into the Foundation's liberal human rights work in 2022.
Human Rights Defenders Journalists
The UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders was adopted 25 years ago. The third edition of the publication "Human Rights Defenders" portrays media professionals who often accept personal threats to expose injustice and thus become human rights defenders in their home countries.
Human Rights Defenders Lawyers (ENGLISH)
Human rights lawyers will always be at the forefront of the struggle for fundamental and human rights under the rule of law. Lawyers are the most important profession for denouncing human rights violations and defending human rights.delaying tactics and harassment while representing their clients in court and demanding equal rights.
Human rights lawyers will always be at the forefront of the struggle for fundamental and human rights under the rule of law. This makes it all the more important to consider them as human rights defenders and to support them in their work against governments that are hostile to freedom and have contempt for human rights.
In interviews, Human Rights Defenders report on their work and their courageous fight against governments that are hostile to freedom and despise human rights. With a foreword by Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger and an outlook by Gerhart Baum.
Human Rights Defenders - Fighting for Freedom and Democracy
The large-scale, pro-democracy protest movements of recent years have demonstrated: Individuals take extremely high risks when they campaign for civil and human rights and for free and fair elections in states where human rights are frequently violated. Our publication "Human Rights Defenders" is dedicated to the work of human rights defenders - pro-democracy activists, opposition politicians and their supporters, whose important work continues to go unnoticed too frequently.
Die weltweiten Protestbewegungen in jüngster Zeit haben gezeigt: Menschen gehen ein extrem hohes Risiko ein, sobald sie sich in Staaten, in denen Menschenrechte verletzt werden, für die Achtung von Bürger- und Menschenrechten und freie Wahlen einsetzen. Unsere Publikation „Human Rights Defenders" widmet sich der bisher weniger beachteten Gruppe von Menschenrechtsverteidigern – den Pro-Demokratie-Aktivisten, den Oppositionspolitikerinnen und -politikern sowie ihren Unterstützern
The Tragic Denial of Girl's and Women's Right to Education in Afghanistan
Two years since the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan, the country's democratic progress has regressed significantly, particularly for women. This paper examines the erosion of women's rights and access to education under the Taliban's rule. It explores potential avenues within international law, diplomatic efforts, and targeted aid to address the situation and reintegrate women's rights as an integral aspect of international policy considerations.
Gavels against Pens
This publication, a collaboration between civil society organizations JAM e.V. (the Association of Journalists and Lawyers for Freedom of Expression) and the MMDC (Mass Media Defense Center), demonstrates in detail the playbook of autocrats, meticulously scrutinizing escalating hostilities and judicial assaults against journalists over the last two decades in both Russia and Turkey, largely orchestrated by their respective political regimes. In this publication, you can find comprehensive reports of some cases, which fall under the definition of SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation) from both countries. The cases show examples such as reporting on the war, framing journalists as terrorists, alleged insulting of public officials, and journalists facing financial ruin because of their reporting on cases of corruption.
Focus Human Rights
Russia and Turkey have been cracking down on social
media in their crusade against free speech and journalism.
Both countries seek to get social media platforms to
comply with government requests or punish journalists if
they cannot stop them from posting.
Poems of Liberty - Human Rights Edition '22
When the first Poems of Liberty edition was launched exactly a year ago to celebrate the International Human Rights Day the aim was to feature well known or interesting poems that illustrate the importance of human rights, and warn of the dangers of neglecting them.
After three more succesful editions, we are back for International Human Rights Day, but this time with a new generation of poets, reflecting on the issues of the world today. More than 30 submissions across 4 continents and 3 categories have reached us, and we selected 7 of them for this publication. As always, the poems and commentaries are accompanied by comics by one of our Animate Europe artists.
Explore current pressing issues around press freedom, diversity, democracy and disinformation and who knows, maybe you will be inspired to join the poetic community as well!
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A Decade of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration
Efforts to establish a human rights mechanism in Southeast Asia led to the establishing of a human rights body, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). The AICHR drafted the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration 2012 (AHRD). The Declaration passed its tenth-year mark since its adoption by ten ASEAN member states. The AHRD drafting process was characterised by disagreements among governments, leading to a final document with diluted provisions falling well below international human rights standards. Thus far, the AHRD’s impact has proven to be limited, highlighting ASEAN's ongoing challenges in prioritising and addressing human rights concerns. Although the AHRD has served as a common framework for discussing human rights and facilitated some engagement, its limitations, combined with the weaknesses of the AICHR, have undermined its effectiveness in providing meaningful human rights protection to those who need it most.
This brief, authored by Edmund Bon Tai Soon and Umavathni Vathanaganthan, traces the development of human rights institutionalism in Southeast Asia and how the AHRD has (or has not) helped human rights gain a foothold in the lives and psyche of the people of Southeast Asia.
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