Human Rights Defenders

Based on the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (1999) support for human rights defenders is a long established policy objective of Germany and the European Union. Human rights defenders are those individuals, groups and organs of society that promote and protect universally recognised human rights and fundamental freedoms.

For more information please refer to the following attached documents:

EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders [pdf, 202.43k]

EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders (Swahili) [pdf, 146.19k]

Local Action Plan of EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders [pdf, 80.98k]

For further information or assistance please contact the political section

Mrs. Heike Bleher (020-4262-210).

UN Declaration 8 March 1999

Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms