Congrats, Oppressors!

Corrupt leaders are increasingly rigging elections so they can stay in power. But all over the world, brave people are resisting. Help us build a future in which oppressors can no longer take their power for granted.

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Civil Rights Defenders is active on four continents.

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Global Programmes

Our security and innovation work across all regions.

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Legal Advice

We offer free legal advice on how you can exercise your rights.

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Covid-19: Human Rights Must be Respected.

Authoritarian governments must not use the corona pandemic as an excuse to repress human rights. We are watching you. We will call out human rights violations and hold you accountable.

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