A peaceful and safe world, with freedom and justice for all

Civil Rights Defenders defends people’s civil and political rights. We partner with and support human rights defenders who work in some of the world’s most repressive regions.

Through advocacy, litigation, and public campaigns, we advance people’s rights globally. We also act as Sweden’s local civil rights watchdog group.


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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