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Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival 2020

10 September 2019

Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders are delighted to host the 2020 Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival to showcase and highlight the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today.

Blog Post
Hong Kong Protest
14 August 2019

“If you drive 40 miles inland from Recife you go back in time 150 years.” Those were the words of a human rights defender from the Pastoral Land Commission in Pernambuco, Brazil, as he tried to explain the lawless brutality with which landowners managed their sugar cane plantations. The reach of the state is weak and the level of corruption and abuse of power is high.