The United Nations Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, adopted by consensus by the UN General Assembly on 9 December 1998, recognises the legitimacy of the activities of human rights defenders, their right to freedom of association and to carry out their activities without fear of reprisals.
Government Should Unequivocally Condemn and Quell Violence
(Brussels, February 27, 2008) – Serbia’s government should act quickly to reduce the dangerously hostile climate for human rights groups, independent journalists and ethnic minority communities in the country, Human Rights Watch said today.
Mr Bernard Kouchner
Minister of Foreign and
37 Quai d’Orsay
75351 Paris Cedex 07
Paris, 27 February 2008
Appeal addressed to the French authorities requesting them to take action to promote the freedom of expression and protect human rights defenders in Serbia