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14 October 2014

Alejandra Ancheita receives Martín Ennals Award for human rights defenders

Alejandra Ancheita receives the Martín Ennals 2014 Award in recognition of her work defending the human rights of migrants, workers and indigenous communities in Mexico.

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13 October 2014
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La abogada Alejandra Ancheita recibe el Premio de Derechos Humanos Martín Ennals 2014 en reconocimiento a su trabajo como defensora de derechos de migrantes, trabajadores y grupos indígenas en México.

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17 September 2014
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Author: Frontline Defenders

"Actualización: México – Detención del defensor de derechos humanos, el Sr Mario Luna Romero", 11 septiembre 2014 ...

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10 September 2014

NGO calls on Atlético de Madrid to reconsider its sponsorship agreement with Azerbaijan over human rights abuses in the country

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights wrote a letter to the President of Atlético de Madrid urging him to reconsider the club's sponsorship agreement with Azerbaijan in light of the recent events in this country, adding that "in recent days, the...

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5 September 2014

2 British labour rights investigators freed after being detained by Qatar authorities

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5 September 2014

Call for signatories to a joint statement on protecting human rights defenders working on corporate accountability (deadline 9 Dec)

Author: Peoples' Forum on Human Rights and Business

Joint Statement - Protecting and supporting human rights defenders who work on issues of corporate accountability…Highlighting the…role…human rights defenders…play in…ensuring accountability for the adverse human rights impacts of business activities...

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5 September 2014

Labour rights investigators disappear in Qatar; fears they are being held by Qatari police & are at risk of torture

Author: Cahal Milmo, Indpendent (UK)

"British human rights investigators disappear in Qatar, after being followed by plain clothes police", 3 Sep 2014...

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1 September 2014

Thailand: Public support for activist Andy Hall grows; trial for case filed by Natural Fruit begins 2 Sept.

Over 100 organizations around the world appealed to members of the Thai Pineapple Industry Association (TPIA) to urge its fellow member Natural Fruit to drop the cases filed against researcher, activist and human rights defender Andy Hall. Hall is fac...

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18 August 2014

Civil society consultation identifies human rights defenders at greatest risk, including those working on corporate accountability & extractive industries

Author: International Service for Human Rights

“Civil society identifies key issues for the new Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders”, 10 Jul 2014...

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17 August 2014

UN Working Group visits Azerbaijan

From 18-27 August 2014, the UN Working Group on business & human rights is conducting a mission to Azerbaijan.  The experts will "look at current initiatives, opportunities and challenges to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Busin...

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