Joint statement on the UN Defenders Declaration - UN SR on HRDs & Treaty Bodies

On 23 May 2018, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders met with the experts who monitor the 10 core international human rights treaties in New York. The experts reflected on the vital and central role played by human rights defenders in promoting and supporting the application of human rights.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders they adopted a joint statement that underlined the relevance of the Declaration and the important role of human rights defenders in monitoring and reporting to the Treaty Bodies system to ensure States’ compliance to international law.  See also the Press Release.