Defending the Defenders Initiative
Human rights activists in India have come under repeated attacks in recent times. Right to information (RTI) activists have been killed, journalists have been attacked and jailed, media houses have had their offices ransacked, a number of civil rights activists have been implicated and imprisoned in false cases using oppressive draconian laws. There is an urgent need to protect and defend the human rights activists/institutions in India today.
PIL's & Cases
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What HRLN Does
The initiative aims to create a nationwide network of human rights defenders working on different issues. In this regard, the centre helps various local and regional organizations is conducting consultation and preliminary meetings to discuss the modalities of defending the defenders at local and regional levels. Our activities include emergency response, extending solidarity, issuing action alerts, contacting Human Rights Commissions, providing legal aid/guidance, medical help and documentation of the cases of attacks on HRDs.
2. Illegal/mass termination
3. Defamation/sedition cases
4. Other issues such as censorship, internet blackouts, net neutrality
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