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Will Next UK Government Stand up for Human Rights Defenders?

Expand The Union Flag flies near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 7, 2017. © 2017 Reuters The United Kingdom likes to see itself as a champion for human rights defenders globally. It has recently published guidelines for the protection and support of rights defenders around the world. While welcome, real support requires a willingness to speak out even when it carries political costs. The new guidelines praise the courageous work of human rights defenders in the face of risks including threats, intimidation, harassment, and detention. The guidelines rightly identify groups…

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