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Letter on the protection of human rights defenders

On March 16, Marietje Schaake sent a letter to Jean- Louis Ville, Directorate for Human Development and Migration of the European Commission, on the protection of human rights defenders and the state of play of a Human Rights and Technology Fund under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Right. In the letter Schaake urges, ahead of the CSO forum that will take place tomorrow, for more EU initiative and leadership in establishing funds for HR Defenders. Please find the letter below. letter HR defenders