FRA Report: Protecting at risk human rights defenders from non-EU countries

Report published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on 28/06/2023 – accessible here.

Across the world, human rights defenders take action to protect and promote human rights. But many of them face persecution in their home countries due to their human rights work. As there is no common, consistent EU approach, it is often difficult for them to find safety in the EU. Lack of information and obstacles in obtaining visa are some of the main challenges they face, finds an EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) report. More flexible relocation programmes and practical support would help.