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Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014 Announced

Cao Shunli, Adilur Rahman Khan and Alejandra Ancheita have been announced as the final nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014. The award is given to human rights defenders who have shown deep commitment and is selected by a jury comprising ten leading human rights NGOs, including HURIDOCS. The Award will be presented on 7 […]

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Adilur Rahman Khan is released on bail

Adilur Rahman Khan has been released on bail this Friday 10 October following his arrest almost two months ago. Adil, who is Secretary of the Bangladesh human rights NGO Odhikar, is charged with offenses related to Odhikar’s human rights monitoring and publications work. The charges are widely seen as having a political background, and as […]

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Joint Mobile Group from Russia is Martin Ennals Award 2013 Laureate

The Joint Mobile Group that supports victims of human rights violations in Chechnya has been selected as Laureate of the 2013 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. Mario Joseph and Mona Seif  have been recognised with Martin Ennals Prizes. The Martin Ennals Award is selected by the International Human Rights Community (See Jury Below) […]

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Adilur Rahman Khan detained – HURIDOCS urges immediate release

On August 10 the renowned human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan was arrested by plain clothes police officers. His arrest – for which there was no warrant – is reported to be related to a fact-finding report published by Odhikar, the human rights organisation of which Adilur Rahman Khan is Secretary. HURIDOCS demands the immediate […]

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Jury announces the three Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2013

The Martin Ennals Award is selected by the International Human Rights Community and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protective publicity. The Martin Ennals Award is considered to be the main award of the human rights movement and […]

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“We were breaking new ground”

Hans Thoolen talks about the excitement of founding HURIDOCS, why the human rights community nowadays resembles a church with too many priests (and too few believers) and what made Latin American human rights defenders embrace technology before everyone else. Looking back at decades of involvement in human rights work, he also sketches out his idea […]

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How to organise 40,000 photos? (And why bother to do it)

Why is it important to keep things in order? It takes time and keeps you away from actual work. “Only the stupid need organisation — the genius controls the chaos”, Albert Einstein supposedly said. So why bother? Why have an organisation like HURIDOCS that helps others build databases, organise (and build) their websites and train […]

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Syrian human rights defender wins Martin Ennals Award 2010

texte en français ci-dessous texto en español debajo PRESS RELEASE Friday 7 May 2010 The main award of the international human rights movement in 2010 goes to a Syrian human rights defender lingering in prison The Jury of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA), meeting in Geneva, announces its Laureate for 2010 […]

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2010 Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects in Asia (GDHRPA)

2010 Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects in Asia (GDHRPA) Background The May 18 Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization established to commemorate the 1980 Gwangju Uprising by continuing the Uprising’s spirit of struggle and solidarity, contributing to the peaceful reunification of Korea, and working towards peace and human rights throughout the world. The […]

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The May 18 Memorial Foundation launches its 2010 Human Rights Award

sommaire en français Le May 18 Memorial Foundation annonce son Prix des Droits de l’Homme pour l’année 2010. Pour plus des détails, voir  http://eng.518.org/eng/html/main.html (en anglais) resumen en español La May 18 Memorial Foundation anuncia su Precio de Derechos Humanos para el año 2010. Para más detalles, véase http://eng.518.org/eng/html/main.html (en inglés) The May 18 Memorial Foundation launches its […]

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