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In Defence of Life

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START DATE 26 October 2015
START TIME 04:00pm
LOCATION

C219, College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 26 October 2015
END TIME 06:00pm

The presentation of a report about the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico

In November 2014, the Mission of the International Observers visited Mexico to examine the situation faced by human rights defenders operating there.

Funded by the European Union and with the participation of more than ten national and international organisations, the report discusses the specific issues that impact and hinder the defence of human rights, including legislation and protection mechanisms such as the 'Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists' created in 2012.

The report was presented in the European Parliament on 21 October and in the United Nations Human Rights Council on 29 September. It was co-authored by Middlesex University Associate Professor Elvira Dominguez-Redondo.

Speakers

Juan Carlos Trujillo, Founder of Families in Search María Herrera and Enlaces Nacionales.

Dr Elvira Domínguez Redondo, Middlesex University and part of the MOC

Axel García Carballar, Project coordinator, CMDPDH

Lupita Valdez, representative of JusticeMexicoNow! and YoSoy132Londres

Daniel Joloy, Amnesty International Senior Policy Adviser and part of the group that drafted the Law for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists.

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