Anuradha Mittal at Defending the Defenders: How Fact-Based Documentation Can Help Access Justice

When: September 5-6, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CEST

Where: Eigtveds Pakhus, 25G Strandgade 1401, Copenhagen, Denmark

Anuradha will be presenting on the September 6th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM panel Access to Justice, on how fact-based documentation can help access justice.

About the Session

Non-judicial redress and grievance mechanisms offer possibilities for addressing human rights abuses and improving the human rights policies and practices of multinational corporations. An important aspect to address is what opportunities and barriers exist for indigenous rights defenders in seeking redress and remedy, especially those from marginalised and poor communities. During this session, an example from regional human right mechanism will be presented and the importance of fact-based documentation and campaigning will be discussed.

About the Conference

Human rights defenders are dying, attacked andcriminalized all over the world. This is happening at an increasing alarming rate. In 2017, 197people were killed while protecting their community’s land or natural resources. Approximately 40 percent of these were indigenous peoples.

The main aim of the conference is to understand why in particular and increasingly indigenous peoples from developing countries are being killed or persecuted. The conference will examine the key drivers behind this global phenomenon and discuss context-specific cases, and what can be done to change the current situation.