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HRD Memorial

24th November 2016, 11:53:36 UTC

Human Rights Defenders Memorial

Celebrating those who were killed defending human rights

An estimated 3,500 Human Rights Defenders have been killed since 1998.

A coalition of national and international human rights organisations on a joint project, initiated by Front Line Defenders, to create an online memorial and database that commemorates all human rights defenders killed since the adoption of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders in 1998.

The Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Memorial was launched on 24 November in Dublin with the President of Ireland in attendance.

For the first time ever there will be a dedicated resource, which will give a true picture of the scale of killings of HRDs worldwide. The HRDs Memorial will celebrate the lives and achievements of inspirational people who were killed because they worked peacefully for the rights of others. It will also document the horrific scale of this phenomenon, with hundreds killed each year, as well as the almost total failure to bring those responsible to justice.

Daughter of Berta Cáceres and Amnesty International activist