Tag Archives: Human rights defenders
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Solving challenges for human rights defenders in 2016

To maximize the impact of human rights organizations across the world this year, we’ll equip defenders with new systems for liberating information and adapt our support to meet the ever-changing challenges of our current partners. Effective information management is human-centered and requires an in-depth understanding of people, purpose, and goals. More than ever in 2015, we […]

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Ahmed Mansoor Selected as the 2015 Laureate Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

Ahmed Mansoor was selected by a jury of 10 global human rights organizations. The Award is given to human rights defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protection through international recognition. Ahmed Mansoor (United Arab Emirates) Since 2006, he has focussed on initiatives […]

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Three Human Rights Defenders Selected as Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2015

Three outstanding Human Rights Defenders have been selected as final nominees for the Martin Ennals Award, recognising their dedication and courage. The Martin Ennals Award is selected by the International Human Rights Community and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and courage in the face of personal risk. The aim of […]

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Responsible Data Forum on Human Rights Documentation – Philippines, 21-22 March 2015

The Responsible Data Forum on Human Rights Documentation will bring together practitioners and researchers to explore the ethical, privacy and security challenges posed by the use of data and new technologies in human rights documentation. It will be held just outside of Manila, The Philippines, on 21-22 March, on the fringes of RightsCon. The Forum […]

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Alejandra Ancheita honoured with Martin Ennals Award 2014

Alejandra Ancheita has been recognised with the Martin Ennals Award 2014. The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The Award is jointly presented by an international jury comprising of ten leading human rights organisations with the aim of providing protection through international recognition. Alejandra […]

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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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