PI welcomes MPs who are engaged or willing to engage in protection of HRDs to subscribe to the MPforHRD network.
Following the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Factsheet 29, Parliamentarians have a crucial role to play in protection and could among other things :

  • adopt an agenda that supports the UN Declaration on human rights defenders;
  • give particular attention to ensuring that legislation, for example on security, is not inappropriately used to limit the work of HRDs;
  • establish a parliamentary committee with oversight for HRDs;
  • encourage individual parliamentarians to “adopt” HRDs who are under threat and publicly advocate on their behalf.

To become member, get in touch with our network coordinator.