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Announcing the Finalists for the 2019 Martin Ennals Award

Eren Keskin, Marino Cordoba Berrio and Abdul Aziz Muhamat have just been named finalists for the 2019 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. Honouring Martin Ennals, Amnesty International Secretary-General from 1968 to 1980, the Martin Ennals Award is chosen by ten leading human rights organizations. Laureates are selected because they have demonstrated a deep […]

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Mapping digital rights law: a preview of the CYRILLA database being developed by HURIDOCS and SMEX

When it comes to holding powerful governments accountable for constricting online spaces, knowledge and understanding of legal frameworks in which digital networks operate is crucial. However, the laws that affect human rights in digital environment are widely scattered across legal frameworks. As a result, even lawyers sometimes struggle to understand the effects that specific laws […]

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Uwazi, Radar, Collaboratory and More: Our 2017 Annual Report

2017 marks our 35th year supporting the work of human rights organisations. We are honoured and humbled to have the trust of our partners, and to empower them in their fight for justice across the globe. 2017 brought new challenges and opportunities, new partnerships and breakthrough achievements, pivotal developments and milestone celebrations, and we are […]

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Call for Nominations – 2019 Martin Ennals Award

Every year HURIDOCS joins nine leading human rights organisations in honoring finalists of the Martin Ennals Award (MEA), a prize that aims to recognise the work of individuals and organisations who promote and defend fundamental human rights in dangerous environments and often at great personal risk. The award is named after Martin Ennals (1927-1991), co-founder […]

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On the Passing of Asma Jahangir

It is with great sorrow that we learned about the passing of Asma Jahangir on Sunday, 11 February.  A prominent lawyer and renowned human rights defender, Asma was at the forefront of human rights movement in Pakistan, often taking on the most dangerous and challenging cases despite great personal risks. She passed away because of […]

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