Without the courageous actions of human rights defenders the global implementation of human rights would be unthinkable. The support of the work of human rights defenders is one main focus of the support programmes of the German Federal Foreign Office in the field of human rights.
Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.
Germany’s human rights policy
Empowering journalists as human rights defenders
The Human Rights Journalists' Association (HURJA), Nepal is a common platform of professional journalists in mainstream media in Nepal who are advocating the protection of human rights, the reinforcement of freedom of the press and the support of human rights defenders. The German Embassy supports the HURJA project "Empowering Journalists on reporting news through Human Rights Perspective", directed towards the education and training of journalists in the most vulnerable regions of Nepal.
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On Tuesday, 5th of April 2016, the local EU Working Group on Human Rights Defenders, which is currently chaired by the German Embassy, invited NGOs for a meeting to the residence of the Ambassador. Th...
EU Working Group
Andrea Arslan-Maharjan, German Embassy, together with Mr. Bhagiram Chaudhari (Chairman of Conflict Victim Committee, Bardiya) and Mr. Kashiram Dhungana (International Commission of Jurists – ICJ-Nepal...
Human Rights Defenders