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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/22/47, 16 January 2013


B. Recommendations

119. To Member States:

(g) Should establish a focal point or an entity dedicated to human rights defenders with specific attention to groups of defenders at particular risk such as women defenders and those working for women’s rights and gender issues; those working on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities; defenders working on environmental and land issues; journalists; and lawyers. This entity must be adequately resourced in order to respond promptly to reported violations and to offer necessary protection.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SR Human Rights Defenders-2013-eng