A world of democratic societies in which we all enjoy our civil and political rights.

Civil Rights Defenders is a politically and religiously independent human rights organisation. We partner with and support human rights defenders who work in some of the world’s most repressive regions.

We work on four continents. Our headquarters is located in Stockholm, and we have eight regional branch-offices around the world. Civil Rights Defenders was founded as the Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in 1982.

Our team

Civil Rights Defenders has around 100 staff members and operates in over 50 countries around the world. 

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Apply for our open positions, internships or traineeships, or connect with us and register your profile.

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Board of Directors

Civil Rights Defenders has an independent, non-profit Board of Directors.

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