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Presentation on Human Rights Defenders

Presentation on Human Rights Defenders

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Published by: Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human rights on Mar 16, 2011
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Human Rights defenders: present trend & needs

Dr. Mohan Lal Panda Secretary/Advisor, Peoples Vigilance Committee on Human Rights(PVCHR)

PRESENT TREND

‡ More and more HRDs working on economic rights are coming under threat, besides those working on political and civil rights.

‡ An increase in threats to HRDs under the pretext of national security. ‡ Most of the recently killed HRDs are RTI activists seeking transparency in the system.

PRESENT TREND ‡ State is forging nexus with lawyers and lower courts in planting fabricated cases against the HRDs to divert their financial and other resources.

PRESENT NEED

‡ How to reach out to the HRDs with real time response? ‡ NHRC must have independent investigative mechanisms at the district level.

‡ NHRI should prevail upon the Government of India to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from enforced Disappearance (signed on 6.2.2007).

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