More protection needed for defenders of human rights

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst. Photo: MINUSTAH

Human rights workers need greater protection from governments around the world.

That's according to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, who this week launched a new global survey.

Michel Forst wants to identify the best ways of improving the effectiveness and safety of people working in the human rights field, and persuade governments that they can do more to help.

Isabelle Dupuis spoke to Mr Forst and asked what had prompted him to conduct the survey:

Duration: 3'23"

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