Four times per year we compile a newsletter with some of our latest and most interesting results, and up-coming events, for donors and members. You can always find it here, or sign up to get it sent to your e-mail without charge.

Newsletter 2: June 2016


The last couple of months have been rather eventful. Among many things, Civil Rights Defenders has won a lawsuit against the Swedish State, released a new edition of the magazine Time to Act, organised the tenth edition of the regional Moot Court and published a report on freedom of expression in Russia. We have also welcomed more than 160 human rights defenders to our annual conference Defenders’ Days – Empowering Human Rights Defenders at Risk. Read more in our latest newsletter.

Read the Fourth Newsletter of the Year

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In our latest newsletter you can read about the initiative “Locked up – but not without rights” where two lawyers examine locked institutions in Sweden based on Swedish and international law. We also report about the campaign we have lunched to highlight the anonymous human rights defender and that we on the 10th of December released a report on vulnerable EU citizens’ rights in Sweden. Click here to read the full newsletter.

Read the Third Newsletter of the Year


In the third newsletter of the year you can read about the first Pride Parade held in the Ugandan capital city Kampala which took place only a year after the introduction of a law that made homosexuality a punishable offense, that the Russian authorities recently blacklisted one of Civil Rights Defenders donors as a consequence of the latest in a series of Russian Laws that restricts opportunities for civil society to act freely and that Civil Rights Defenders has moved to new premises.

(Svenska) Läs årets andra nyhetsbrev


(Svenska) Efter lång tid av förberedelser och hårt arbete öppnade vi den 7 april äntligen upp dörrarna till en av de viktigaste konferenserna för mänskliga rättigheter, Defenders’ Days. Var du inte på plats? I Civil Rights Defenders andra nyhetsbrev för året kan du läsa en summering från konferensen. Läs även om årets Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award, fältkontoret i Moldaviens första verksamhetsår och mycket mer!

Newsletter no 3, July-September 2014


Read about how Civil Rights Defenders focus-area has expanded in the past year and the fantastic news that Belarus’ leading human rights defender Ales Bialiatski has been released – after 1052 days behind bars. Meet some new faces in our team, and learn about how the respect for LGBT rights are increasing in Kosovo and Albania. Also, take part of our plans for Stockholm Pride 2014 and learn about our intensified focus on human rights in Sweden.

Newsletter no 2, April-June 2014


When clashes between police and demonstrators in Ukraine escalated at the beginning of the year, leading to numerous deaths, Civil Rights Defenders sent a delegation to Kiev. We wanted to get first-hand evidence of the crisis, meet with human rights defenders and most important of all to document human rights violations committed against them. Read about this and our new Office in Moldova and how we document and report about police brutality in Bosnia.

Newsletter no 4, October-December 2013

In Burma, the repressive regime is gradually accepting cautious steps towards democratisation. In summer, we organised a study trip to Europe for ten hand-picked human rights activists, most of them lawyers, from Burma. They were able to connect with colleagues in Serbia who shared with them working methods that have worked well in their democratisation process. In this newsletter you can also read about the trainings in digital security that we organise in East Africa.