The NCHRD-UG aims to protect and promote the work of Human Rights Defenders in a safe and secure environment through: linkages with national, regional and international like-minded entities; advocacy and networking; capacity building; and protection, safety and security management.
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The SAHRDN is a sub-regional Network that works to protect and promote the rights of Human Rights Defenders within the sub-region of Southern Africa.
International Refugee Rights Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting human rights in situations of conflict and displacement.
Developed in consultation with over 500 defenders from every region, and settled and adopted by 28 of the world’s leading human rights experts and jurists, the Model Law for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights Defenders provides authoritative guidance to States on how to implement the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders at the national level. It also provides an influential new tool for civil society to promote, evaluate and report on implementation.
This document explains who is a human rights defender, their work and possible personal and professional requirements to become a defender.