rights defenders

Individuals opposing development projects increasingly branded anti-government – UN expert

Human rights defenders who oppose large-scale development projects are increasingly being branded as ‘anti-government’ or ‘enemies of the State,’ a United Nations independent expert warned today.

Situation of human rights defenders in Togo improved, but challenges remain – UN expert

An independent United Nations expert today called on the Togolese Government to ensure a favourable environment in which human rights defenders can carry out their work.