UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights defenders seeks information for her annual report

June 2, 2012

Margaret Sekaggya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, is preparing her annual report on how States meet their obligations under the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (report to the General Assembly due in October 2012). It focuses on use of legislation, including criminal legislation, to regulate the activities and work of human rights defenders. The report will also be made public on her website: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/SRHRDefenders/Pages/AnnualReports.aspxShe needs the responses no later than 15 June 2012. Responses may be addressed to the Special Rapporteur at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (defenders@ohchr.org ; fax: +41 22 917 90 06).  

The questionnaires in question, in 3 languages, can be found at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/SRHRDefenders/Pages/QuestionnaireHRDefenders.aspx

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