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Report of the Secretary-General, Human rights defenders, E/CN.4/2005/68, August 11, 2000

7. Some human rights defenders are at greater risk because of the nature of the rights that they are seeking to protect. This is particularly true with regard to women who are human rights defenders. In many situations, women are at the front line of the struggle, not only for their own rights but also […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, E/CN.4/1998/39, 12 February 1998: Brazil

43. On 24 September 1997, the Special Rapporteur sent a communication to the Government concerning Pedro Montenegro, a lawyer, member of the Permanent Forum Against Violence of Alagoas (FPCV-Al) and member of Amnesty International Brazil Section, and Marcelo Nascimento, lawyer and President of the Grupo Gay de Alagoas and member of the FPCV-Al. It was […]

Toonen v. Australia, Communication No. 488/1992, 4 April 1994: Australia

The facts as submitted by the author 2.1 The author is an activist for the promotion of the rights of homosexuals in Tasmania, one of Australia’s six constitutive states. He challenges two provisions of the Tasmanian Criminal Code, namely, sections 122 (a) and (c) and 123, which criminalize various forms of sexual contact between men, […]