Civil Rights Defenders receives award for protection of free speech

Civil Rights Defenders has received this year’s National Award for the Protection of Freedom of Speech, a yearly award issued by the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).

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We are monitoring the Lundin Oil Case trial

A historical trial against two former executives at the Swedish oil company Lundin Oil, now Orrön Energy, is currently taking place in Sweden. The two corporate leaders have both been indicted with complicity in grave war crimes in what is now South Sudan. We will be monitoring the trial on site in the courtroom and publish reports from it every week. 

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Foro Penal – Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2023

With a network of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of lawyers in every region of Venezuela, Foro Penal provides invaluable support to human rights defenders, student activists, and opposition politicians who are politically persecuted by the repressive regime. Thank you, Foro Penal, for being a source of hope for all of those who want democracy in Venezuela.

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