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Front Line Defenders Named Winner of
2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize

“We are hugely honoured to receive this prize. As we approach the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, we must redouble our efforts to protect those who risk their lives in the pursuit of justice and dignity. This recognition will help Front Line Defenders bring attention to the important work human rights defenders undertake at great personal risk."
- Andrew Anderson
Executive Director

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Produced from January to December 2018, with the goal of presenting the voices and perspectives of human rights defenders (HRDs) and focusing on human rights issues across the globe. Episodes include HRD profiles, on the ground bulletins and feature episodes. Listen for an unfiltered and unique view of what it is like to defend and advance human rights in some of the most challenging and risky countries, environments and contexts. Find all episodes here.

Listen to the last episode here: #UDHR70: Reflecting on the UN Declaration for Human Rights Defenders

Listen to this episode of Rights on the Line to hear HRDs reflect firsthand on the importance of - and limitations of - UN Declarations, on the occassion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and 20th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

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Oyub Titiev in Court 3
Blog Post
Oyub Titiev in court
5 December 2018
By Masha Chichtchenkova

Last week I attended the court hearings on case of Oyub Titiev, the head of the Human Rights Center Memorial branch in Grozny who was absurdly charged with drug possession. I first met Oyub Titiev in 2009 after our common beloved colleague Natalya Estemirova had been abducted and assassinated.