Outcome Document: Defending the defenders, Copenhagen, 5-6 September 2018

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: IWGIA
Number of pages: 8
Publication language: English
Release year: 2018
Release Month | Day: September

Tags: Global governance, Human rights

Human rights defenders are dying, attacked and criminalized all over the world. This is happening at an increasingly alarming rate. In 2017, over 400 people were killed while protecting their community’s land or natural resources. Approximately half of these were indigenous peoples. The conference aimed to understand why in particular and increasingly indigenous peoples from developing countries are being killed or persecuted. The conference examined the key drivers behind this global phenomenon and discussed context-specific cases, and what can be done to change the current situation. The Outcome Document contains 10 recommendations that resulted from the conference.

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