Report (A/77/178/) of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders published by OHCHR on 18/07/2022 and presented to the UN General Assembly on 13/10/2022.
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, analyses the situation of human rights defenders working on the rights of migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees. In her report, the Special Rapporteur draws attention to the often vulnerable situation of defenders supporting migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers and the particular administrative, legal, practical and societal barriers they face. The report contains examples of individual cases of human rights defenders working in this area. The Special Rapporteur makes recommendations to States and other relevant stakeholders on providing a safe, accessible and supportive environment for individuals and organizations that work to promote and protect the human rights of migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees.