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Front Line Defenders


2018 Annual Reports

Global Analysis 2018

Global Analysis 2018 details the physical assaults, defamation campaigns, digital security threats, judicial harassment, and gendered attacks faced by HRDs and women human rights defenders (WHRDs). December 2018 marked the 20th Anniversary of the HRD Declaration and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but HRDs around the world continue to face lethal threats from state, non-state, and corporate actors in their peaceful struggles for rights.

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Dispatches 2018

Dispatches 2018 presents the work Front Line Defenders has undertaken around the world for the protection and security of human rights defenders at risk in 2018, including the impact of grants, training, advocacy, visibility, rest & respite and other programs. In 2018, Front Line Defenders joined with HRDs in marking the 20th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the 70th Anniversary of the Universary Declaration of Human Rights; at the 2018 Human Rights Defenders World Summit in Paris, Front Line Defenders joined with other international human rights organisations to host over 150 HRDs from around the world, resulting in the development of an Action Plan with specific recommendations to states, coporations and other stakeholders on the protection of and support for HRDs. At the end of this auspicious year, Front Line Defenders was named one of the winners of the 2018 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights, presented by the UN General Assembly President at a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Front Line Defenders Partners with
the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)
to document and geolocate attacks against human rights defenders around the world.


Blog Post
andrew in uzbekistan
28 марта 2019

Andrew Anderson, together with the Front Line Defenders Protection Coordinator for Europe & Central Asia, Masha Chitchenkova, visited Uzbekistan in March 2019.

“The prison wardens used to ask me why I was smiling, was I pleased with my sentence? I asked them if smiling was against prison regulations.”

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

На прошлой неделе я была на судебных заседаниях по делу Оюба Титиева, главы грозненского офиса Правозащитного Центра “Мемориал”, который совершенно абсурдно обвиняется в хранении наркотиков. Я познакомилась с Оюбом Титиевым в 2009 году, уже после похищения и убийства нашей общей любимой коллеги Натальи Эстемировой.