In defence of defenders: criminalised solidarity in Europe - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union

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In defence of defenders: Criminalised solidarity in Europe

Migration as well as solidarity with people on the move are increasingly treated as criminal acts in Europe. Criminalisation can come in various forms and with very different scopes and it is important that activists and organisations are aware of the existing options for action and defence. In order to better enable targeted Human Rights Defenders to do so, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung published the toolkit In defence of defenders: A practical guide to legal means and advocacy tools for criminalised Human Rights Defenders in Europe, authored by members of the Border Violence Monitoring Network. You may watch the recording of the launch event and the expert discussion with panelists Brian J. Dooley, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Marta Gionco, Advocacy Officer Migration Policy at the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), Hannah Neumann, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA), Vice-Chair of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights and David Yambio, Co-Founder and spokersperson of “Refugees in Libya” here. The event was hosted by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brussels-European Union Office, the toolkit was presented by Elena Beck, Criminalisation Focal Point at the Border Violence Monitoring Network, and the discussion was moderated by our very own Neda Noraie-Kia, Head of Migration Policy Europe, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Thessaloniki.


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