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Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders
24 December 2020
HRC at its 46th session, March 2021
Issued by Special Procedures
Protection of human rights defenders
In this report, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, analyses the situation of the killing of human rights defenders. The Special Rapporteur raises the alarm about the prevalence of killings in many parts of the world, and considers the issue of death threats that often precede the killing of human rights defenders. The report includes examples of threats to and killings of human rights defenders.
Twice a year, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders calls for inputs to inform thematic studies to be presented at the Human Rights Council in its March session and at the General Assembly in October.
The concept note and questionnaires can be downloaded below in English (original language), French, Spanish, and Russian (unofficial translation).