Call for inputs for the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders to the 74th session of the General Assembly (deadline 6 May 2019)

In his next thematic report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders will address the topic of impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed against human rights defenders. This report will be presented to the 74th session of the General Assembly in October 2019.

To this end, the Special Rapporteur has prepared a “Questionnaire” for States, National Human Rights Institutions, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, international and regional organizations, and civil society, including non-governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders.

A Concept Note providing additional information about the thematic report is available in English, French and Spanish.

Civil society is kindly encouraged to complete the questionnaire available in English, French and Spanish, and submit responses to defenders@ohchr.orgno later than 6 May 2019, using the following email title: “Human Rights Defenders mandate: Submissions to the Questionnaire”. Where possible please limit the response to each question in the survey to 500 words.

For any query, please do not hesitate to write to defenders@ohchr.org.