Ending reprisals

Ending reprisals

Around the world there are increased reports of attacks, threats and reprisals against human rights defenders. Intimidation and reprisals against human rights defenders in retaliation for their engagement with international and regional human rights systems constitute an attack on human rights, the rule of law, and the international and regional mechanisms themselves.

Our work highlights cases of reprisals, provides protective publicity to human rights defenders at risk, and seeks to ensure that national, international and regional human rights systems have the mechanisms to prevent reprisals and ensure accountability where they occur.

Read more about our impact and vision to end reprisals against human rights defenders.