Petition to the International Association of Prosecutors

Civil Rights Defenders together with the undersigned organisations have made an appeal to the International Association of Prosecutors to take the necessary steps to ensure that they comply with the Standards of Professional Responsibility of and Statement of the Essential Duties and Rights of Prosecutors.

While recognising the commitment and sacrifice of many prosecutors the undersigned have observed situations in which some prosecutors have been involved in prosecutions that violate basic human rights laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent international covenants, conventions and instruments to which the Association should adhere to.

You can read the full petition by clicking on the following link Petition to the International Association of Prosecutors

Participating Organisations

  • Netherlands Helsinki Committee,The Hague
  • Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Warsaw
  • International Commission of Jurists, Geneva
  • Amnesty International the Netherlands, Amsterdam
  • Advocacy Advisory Panel, Kyiv
  • Article 19, London
  • Association, Bern
  • Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors on Law Enforcement, Kyiv
  • Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House in exile, Vilnius
  • Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Minsk
  • Bir-Duino Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
  • Center for Civil Liberties, Kyiv
  • Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, Moscow
  • Civil Rights Defenders, Stockholm
  • Civil Society Institute, Yerevan
  • Committee for Prevention of Torture, Nizhny Novgorod
  • Free Press Unlimited, Amsterdam
  • Front Line Defenders, Dublin
  • Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
  • Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, Yerevan
  • Helsinki Committee of Armenia, Yerevan
  • Human Rights Center Georgia, Tbilisi
  • Human Rights Center Azerbaijan, Baku
  • Human Rights Club, Baku
  • Human Rights Embassy, Chisinau
  • Human Rights House Foundation, Oslo
  • Human Rights House, Zagreb
  • Human Rights Information Center, Kyiv
  • Human Rights Monitoring Institute, Vilnius
  • India Committee of the Netherlands, Utrecht
  • International Center on Conflict and Negotiation, Tbilisi
  • International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders
  • International Partnership for Human Rights, Brussels
  • International Youth Human Rights Movement
  • Justice and Peace Netherlands, The Hague
  • Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, Almaty
  • Kharkiv Regional Foundation Public Alternative, Kharkiv
  • Kosova Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims, Prishtina
  • Lawyers for Lawyers, Amsterdam
  • Moscow Helsinki Group, Moscow
  • Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University, Utrecht
  • Netherlands Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (NJCM), Leiden
  • Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Oslo
  • People in Need, Prague
  • Platform London, London
  • Promo-LEX Association, Chisinau
  • Public Association Dignity, Astana
  • Public Foundation Voice of Freedom, Bishkek
  • Public Verdict Foundation, Moscow
  • Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Baku/ Tbilisi
  • Swiss Helsinki Association, Lenzburg
  • World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders


Categories: Statements.
Tags: Petitions and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Regions: All regions.