Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.
Front Line Defenders was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk, people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Front Line Defenders aims to address the protection needs identified by defenders themselves, and provides rapid and practical support. In emergency situations Front Line Defenders can facilitate temporary relocation of at-risk human rights defenders.
Front Line Defenders promotes strengthened international and regional measures to protect human rights defenders including through support for the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, and seeks to promote respect for the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.
Front Line Defenders’ EU office in Brussels coordinates the organisation’s advocacy activities with the EU institutions and individual EU Member States.
For more information, please contact Emma Achilli.