Defenders’ Days

Join Us in Celebration!


On 12 April, in connection with our conference Defenders’ Days, Civil Rights Defenders hands out this year’s Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award to Mr. Murat Çelikkan. Join us in celebration as we celebrate Murat Çelikkan’s work and achievements during an award ceremony in Stockholm.

In connection with the award ceremony we also invite you to the exciting event “The Future of Democracy and Human Rights”, guested by leading human rights defenders from around the world. Welcome!

Today We Open the Doors to Defenders’ Days 2016


For the fourth time in succession this year, Civil Rights Defenders opens the doors to Defenders’ Days! We welcome 160 human rights defenders from all over the world to attend the conference and to enjoy the opportunities for networking and sharing experiences. Furthermore, we have invited some of the world’s foremost human rights expert to host a wide variety of trainings, workshops and presentations.

Defenders’ Days 2016

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On 4 April, Civil Rights Defenders invites 160 Human Rights Defenders from all over the world to attend the conference Defenders’ Days – Empowering Human Rights Defenders at Risk. During four days the participants enjoy an extensive conference programme including presentations, panel discussions, several trainings and workshops focusing on human rights. Defenders’ Days offers Human Rights Defenders from many of the most repressive regions in the world with a safe atmosphere for international networking and for sharing knowledge. Find out more about the conference here!

(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!

Seminar: Meet Belarus most prominent human rights defender

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After 1,052 days in prison Ales Bialiatski was granted an amnesty on June 21 of this year and immediately resumed his work as a human rights defender and President of Viasna. In cooperation with Östgruppen, Civil Rights Defenders invites you to meet with Ales on October 24 where you can hear about the current situation in Belarus and the country’s relationship with neighboring Russia and Ukraine.