10.6.2014, OSCE – Political will the key to ensuring the protection of human rights defenders, say participants at OSCE conference in Bern

10.6.2014, OSCE – Political will the key to ensuring the protection of human rights defenders, say participants at OSCE conference in Bern

Political will on the part of states and genuine partnership with civil society are necessary to ensure that human rights defenders can effectively play their vital role in ensuring and promoting respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law in the OSCE area, said participants at an OSCE conference in Bern today.

The two-day conference “The OSCE and Human Rights Defenders: The Budapest Document 20 Years On,” organized jointly by the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), with the support of the incoming Serbian Chairmanship, brings together national human rights experts, human rights defenders and civil society representatives from across the OSCE region.

Source (English language): http://www.osce.org/cio/119655

 

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