Speaking Truth to Power: The Institution of Human Rights Defenders

Gabor Gombos,
Visiting Ashoka Fellow, Bapu Trust, Pune, India; Senior Advocacy Officer, Mental Disability Advocacy Center, Budapest, Hungary

The objectives of the lecture series are

- to engage with cynicism especially amongst the youth
- Discuss people’s experiences with deprivation
- Explore strategies available to challenge deprivation
- Enthuse persons especially young persons towards cause lawyering
A culture of human rights requires people who are defending the rights and warding off challenges to them. The lecture series will explore the role and functions of human rights defenders; the opportunities presented by contemporary International Human Rights law; and the threats faced by the people undertaking the task.

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