Jan 24, 2017

Frontline Defenders Report Highlights Risk to Human Rights Defenders in 2016

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According to a report released this month by Frontline Defenders, more than 1000 human rights defenders were killed, harassed, detained, or subjected to smear campaigns and other violations in 2016. As Frontline Defenders highlights, many of these violations, including notably the murder in Honduras of Berta C├íceres, demonstrate the “lack of institutionalised human rights-related checks and balances within” international financial institutions. The report emphasizes that even when these institutions take steps to strengthen human rights policies, they may not adequately protect human rights defenders. Read the full report here.