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Human Rights Defenders
Episode 1527th December 2020 • Faces of Assassination • Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed. It was hoped, would usher in a new age where the fundamental rights of every individual are universally protected.

To protect and respect those rights such as freedom of expression, protection of the environment, gender equality and women’s rights, human rights defenders play a crucial role. But because they defend these fundamental rights, they are also a constant threat of abuse, violence and even murder.

Presenter: Siria Gastelum Felix, the Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Director of the Resilience Fund at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Speakers:

Michelle Foley, Memorial Project Coordinator, Front Line Defenders

Juan Pappier, Americas Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Maureen Meyer, the Vice President for Programs and Director for Mexico and Migrant Rights at the Washington Office on Latin America.

Featured Profile: Edwin Dagua

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