Urgent- From UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders
Replies due on December 3, 2010
From: Dolores Infante Canibano dInfante@ohchr.org
Subject: Questionnaire from SR to defenders: women defenders and those working on women's rights and gender issues
With a view to assessing progress made by States in meeting their obligations under the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, my next report to the Human Rights Council, due in March 2011, will focus on women human rights defenders and those defenders working on women’s rights and gender-issues. The report will seek, in particular, to identify the specific risks women defendersand those defenders working on women’s rights and gender-issues face as well as their specific security and protection needs.
To this end, I would be grateful if you could answer the attached questionnaire, which I shall then annex to my report for illustrative purposes. I have also requested information from member States. My report will later be made public on my website: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/defenders/annual.htm.
I would greatly appreciate receiving your responses at your earliest possible convenience, preferably no later than 3 December 2010. Responses received after this date will not be reflected in her 2011 report. Responses may be addressed to the Special Rapporteur at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: +41 22 917 90 06).
Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
Published on November 30, 2010 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization