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14 Mär 2016

Navi Pillay, ISHR

Protection of economic, social & cultural rights defenders is needed for inclusive & sustainable development, according to expert

“Realising ESC rights requires participation and protection of ESC rights defenders”, 14 Mar 2016

The recent death of Honduran human rights and environmental activist Berta Cáceres is a tragic reminder of the dangers faced by so many of those who dedicate their lives to promoting and protecting the human rights of others.The situation is particularly grave for defenders of economic social and cultural rights…These restrictions and attacks on ESC rights defenders amount to restrictions and attacks on ESC rights and sustainable development itself. That is why it is so important and timely that the UN Human Rights Council is currently negotiating a resolution on the protection of ESC rights defenders…